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VIRUS TAKES AIM AT PALM PDAs

From: Lisa LaNell Mauldin <lisamauldin@earthlink.net>
Date: Sun, 3 Sep 2000 11:25:14 -0500
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VIRUS TAKES AIM AT PALM PDAs
Software companies have reported that the first virus to target the Palm
operating system has been discovered. The bug, which uses a "Trojan horse"
strategy to infect its victims, comes disguised as pirated software
purported to emulate a Nintendo Gameboy on Palm PDAs and then proceeds to
delete applications on the device. The virus does not pose a significant
threat to most users, says Gene Hodges, president of Network Associates'
McAfee division, but signals a new era in technological vulnerability:
"This is the beginning of yet another phase in the war against hackers and
virus writers. In fact, the real significance of this latest Trojan
discovery is the proof of concept that it represents." (Agence France
Presse/New York Times 29 Aug 2000)
http://partners.nytimes.com/library/tech/00/08/biztech/articles/30palm-virus
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