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First Pocket PC (Windows CE) Virus Discovered

BitDefender (Romanian AntiVirus company) have discovered the first virus that affects millions of Pocket PCs, smartphones, and other Internet appliances users.

Called WinCE4.Dust, "it infects pocket pc's PE files (ARM) in root (My Device) directory", as the virus author himself noted in a message addressed, probably, to most antivirus laboratories. The virus author, by his nickname Ratter, is part of the famous 29A VX group and created this virus "not meant to spread", just as "a proof of concept code".

In order to run, the virus needs a mobile compatible device running Microsoft Windows CE operating system. The virus displays a message box, asking for user's permission to spread to other files.

Since Microsoft do not offer hotfixes for Pocket PC and only offer Service Packs through OEM channels, how will this effect end users in the next coming months/years?

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View: Virus Description

News source: In-House

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