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Palm OS viruses

While some viruses do exist for Palm OS based devices, very few have ever been designed. Typically, mobile devices are difficult for virus writers to target, since their simplicity provides fewer security holes to target compared to a desktop.

Viruses for Palm OS

Name of Virus Payload Date Discovered
LibertyCrack[1] Deletes applications and files August 28, 2000
PEMagic Erases device ROM Unknown
Phage[2] Deletes applications and files September 22, 2000
Vapor Hides all application icons September 21, 2000

References

  1. ^ Distributed as a Trojan in the guise of a crack for shareware program Liberty by Liberty's author Aaron Ardiri. For more information, see http://www.inquirer.net/infotech/sep2000wk1/info_main.htm
  2. ^ Virus that infects handheld devices that run Palm OS. It was discovered on September 22, 2000. For more information, see http://www.symantec.com/security_response/writeup.jsp?docid=2000-121918-4538-99


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