Skulls variant threatens Nokia phones
A new variant of the Skulls virus for Nokia phones using the Symbian-based Series 60 platform has been discovered.
Skulls-D is being touted around the Net as a Macromedia Flash Player with the filename Flash_1.1_Full_DotSiS.sis, but instead of disabling all applications as with previous versions, Skulls-D only disables the applications needed to get rid of the virus.
With third-party applications, Skulls-D copies replacement files to the memory card, so if the applications have been stored on the phone’s internal memory, they will still function.
The new variant also drops a version of the Cabir virus which transmits itself across Bluetooth connections. However, F-Secure says its generic signature for the virus will pick up this variant.
The virus also installs a program that will show a flashing picture of a skull when the phone is rebooted.