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Cabir

Threat LevelModerate threatDamageHighDistributionNot widespread
Common name:Cabir
Technical name:SymbOS/Cabir.A.worm
Threat level:Low
Type:Worm
Effects:  

It displays a message on screen every time the mobile phone is switched on.

Affected platforms:

Symbian

First detected on:June 15, 2004
Detection updated on:March 11, 2008
StatisticsNo

Brief Description 

    

Cabir.A is a worm that only affects mobile phones with a Symbian operating system and with Bluetooth technology built-in. This technology allows wireless connections of electronic devices, such as keyboards, mouses, PDAs, etc.

Cabir.A does not have any damaging effect, as it does only display the message Caribe on screen every time the mobile phone is switched on.

Visible Symptoms 

    

Cabir.A is easy to recognize, as it displays the message Caribe on screen every time the mobile phone is switched on.