The Mobile Antivirus Researchers Association claims to have detected the first worm that can jump from a PC to a Windows Mobile-powered wireless device.
The ‘Crossover’ worm nests itself in a directory on a Windows PC where it will automatically activate once the user connects a Windows Mobile device using Microsoft ActiveSync.
The digital pest was sent to the association anonymously and is a proof-of-concept designed to show off its features but not cause any actual harm.
“This is proof-of-concept code for educational purposes only. This virus closes the gap between handhelds and desktops. Now it’s one big world open to all,” the worm creators said in a note attached to the virus.
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