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Do-It-Yourself Guide to Cell Phone Malware

William Mahoney, Craig Pokorny
IJCSNS International Journal of Computer Science and Network Security, VOL.9 No.1, pp.248-252
ISSN 1738-7906
January 2009

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The authors present recent research they have conducted to determine the simplicity of constructing malicious code for cell phones. The results are quite surprising, due to the straight-forwardness of the programming interface and the availability of tools. Our paper recounts the results of a simplistic search for off-the-shelf code which can be utilized for the creation of malicious software for cell phones. Our search yielded a self-replicating phone virus which we simulated in a contained environment.

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