Posted by: David Harley | June 6, 2010

Windows Mobile Dialup Fraud

[Update 7th June 2010: for comprehensive information on the Trojanized games, see the F-Secure blog at http://www.f-secure.com/weblog/archives/00001930.html]

Why, you may ask, would I want to read about Windows Mobile Dialup Fraud (covertly dialling premium rate telephone services) at Mac Virus? At least, I’m guessing there are more iPhone users reading this page…

The answer is that while the malicious apps in question aren’t for iPhone, Apple Insider took the opportunity to do a little Apple evangelism, beating the drum for AppStore whitelisting. Which isn’t a bad thing, by any means, but some of their comments were a little misleading. My take on it is on the ESET blog here:

http://www.eset.com/blog/2010/06/06/windows-mobile-dialup-fraud

David Harley FBCS CITP CISSP
ESET Research Fellow
Mac Virus Administrator

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