PayPal has expanded its Text 2 Buy service in the UK to include magazine subscriptions and consumer electronics. The rationale is that: “Readers will always have a mobile close by when they’re leafing through a magazine, and the phone can immediately connect the printed page to the wider digital universe in a very personal way,” said Andy Schachtel, president of Mowave. “This service is an important step in introducing consumers to the potential of mobile commerce.”
“Kaspersky’s laboratory”, the Russian developer of systems for protection against viruses, trojan programs and a spam, informs on detection of the first nocuous program for the mobile phones, capable to execute Java-appendices (J2ME).
The Trojan spreads in the guise of a J2ME application “RedBrowser”, which promise to enable the user to visit WAP sites without using a GPRS connection. Trojan’s author says , that it is realized by sending and reception of free-of-charge SMS-messages. Actually the Trojan sends SMSs to some premium paid mobile services, at a rate of $5 – $6 per each of such a messege.
Trojan program has received name Trojan-SMS.J2ME.RedBrowser.a (by classification of virus analysts of the company).
The Trojan is a J2ME application, may be called “redbrowser.jar”, and is 54482 bytes in size.
The Trojan can be downloaded and installed to the victim device either via the Internet (from a WAP site) or via Bluetooth or from PC.
The Jar-archive contains :
* FS.class – auxiliary file (2719 bytes in size)
* FW.class – auxiliary file (2664 bytes in size)
* icon.png – graphics file (3165 bytes in size)
* logo101.png – graphics file (16829 bytes in size)
* logo128.pnh – graphics file (27375 bytes in size)
* M.class – interface file (5339 bytes in size)
* SM.class – Trojan application which sends SMS messages (1945 bytes in size)
The user is able to remove this trojan by using the standard “Remove application” utility of his phone.