Paul Mutton - Jibbler - sent his £300 camera on a wild ride under a
kite. One of those things that seemed like a good idea at the time.
Unfortunately, it didn't go quit as planned and the camera is now a write
off. Undeterred, Jibbler has launched a
KiteCam Disaster Fund Appeal
- with photos and videos of the ill fated ride - in order to
replace the broken camera and fund future madcap adventures.
Give generously, future lunacy depends on your generosity!
Receive message from Nokia 3650?
Installation security warning. Unable to verify supplier. Continue
Three little dialog boxes with similar wording to that shown above may be
the only things stopping people installing the latest attempt at a Symbian
sure this is rather more labour intensive than the usual "whoops, I
clicked on an attachment" or "D'oh! I'm running Outlook"
but still some people will fall for it, and then attempt to send this same
worm to all the Symbian phones within 10m, so we're talking about a worm
with reproductive capabilities that need human assistance, and a limited
audience for it to infect. Not a big deal really.
Ok, maybe I'm being a little cynical, but until these worms become truly
capable of self-propagation they are really not worth talking about,
unless one is deperate to sell
snake oil anti virus
software of course.
Conceivably one could write a Symbian worm that operated successfully
along these lines, but it would realistically involve say a buffer
overflow of the bluetooth stack to get the malware onto the phone
stealthily and perhaps many other buffer overflow style exploits to
actually install and run the software, non trivial, and not something
that's really likely to be a problem now. Initially I thought this
worm partially validated the
program, but in fact it proves the opposite in that the malware would
have to get onto the phone in an unconventional manner, and would
therefore probably attempt to circumvent any signing restrictions. In
fact if Symbian Signed makes it difficult to get software onto phones,
legitimate authors will investigate alternative routes for getting their
software in user's hands, possibly making the Symbian Signed program as
effective a road block as DECSS or Apple's broken iTunes DRM.