NEWS FROM THE LAB - Monday, July 30, 2007

Testing a Bluetooth worm against the E90 Communicator Posted by Mikko @ 11:23 GMT

I'll be delivering presentations on the current state of mobile malware this week at the Black Hat Briefings and next week at Usenix Security.

In these presentations, one of the new findings I'll be announcing is that the Bluetooth user interface has been changed to be more malware-resistant in the latest Symbian-based smartphones.

In this video, available via our YouTube Channel, we are testing the Cabir Bluetooth worm against two Symbian S60 3rd Edition phones: the Nokia E60 and Nokia E90.

As you'll see, there are important differences on how these phones handle the situation.

Do note that Cabir is a S60 2nd Edition Bluetooth worm and wouldn't be able to successfully infect these devices even if the transmission were to be accepted.

Signing off,