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Virus makes leap from PC to PDA

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posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 10:14 PM
A proof of concept virus called "crossover" because it can jump from an infected PC to a PDA was sent anonymously to Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association. This is the first known such virus.

A group of security researchers claims to have found the first virus that can jump to a mobile device after infecting a PC.

The malicious software, dubbed "Crossover," was sent anonymously to the Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association, the group said in a statement released on Monday. The virus is a proof-of-concept bug and was not released in the wild, meaning that it doesn't pose an actual risk for PC and device users.

"Crossover is the first malware to be able to infect both a Windows desktop computer as well as a PDA running Windows Mobile for Pocket PC," the research group said.

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[edit on 2006/2/28 by GradyPhilpott]

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