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03 June 2010, 15:37

Virus found on batch of Samsung Wave phones for German market

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Samsung S8500 Wave
The Samsung S8500 Wave smartphone.
Samsung's recently released S8500 Wave smartphone is reportedly being supplied with a 1 GB microSD card which contains a Windows trojan. Samsung has, however, told US media that only the initial batch of smartphones bound for the German market is affected and that more recent phones and phones destined for other markets are virus-free. Samsung has not yet released an official German comment or issued a warning.

The smartphone, which uses Samsung's proprietary Bada operating system, is not itself infected. If, however, the phone is connected to a Windows system, the autorun.inf file attempts to run the file slmvsrv.exe via AutoRun (where activated). The latter file conceals a trojan called Delf – which is detected and blocked by up-to-date anti-virus software.

Vodafone recently sold 3,000 HTC smartphones with memory cards containing the Windows bot Mariposa.

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