A virus that infects Windows CE has been developed–the first such bug discovered for the handheld operating system, according to one firm.BitDefender, based in Romania, stated that it has discovered a “proof of concept” virus for Microsoft’s operating system for smart phones and other handhelds. The malicious code’s author, who uses the pseudonym Ratter, is part of the 29A VX group that created a virus for the Symbian OS.
BitDefender said it is the first known Windows CE virus. Microsoft could not be reached for comment.
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Updated at 0605hrs on 21st July 2004
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