You | Vodafone Australia

Vodafone multimedia messages


Internauts are urged for being vigilant of e-mails posing as messages from Vodafone the company that deals in telecom. Actually, the e-mails so dupe recipients that they believe a Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) has been sent to them. Softpedia.com published this dated November 6, 2012.

The e-mails having the caption "You have received a new message" tell recipients that they've got a picture through the MMS sent from the cell-phone number +09. It then states that the picture can be saved for which the recipient requires saving a given file attachment.

The file that overall looks like an innocuous zipped folder, in reality, carries one executable labeled as "Vodafone_MMS.jpg.exe."

If the person getting the e-mail along with the attachment doesn't have his operating system configured for displaying file extensions, then the given file may seem to be an authentic image file. But, actually, it is some malware.

The malware, which Kaspersky detects as Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Andromeda.coh, in its earlier versions had been proliferated through bogus Facebook e-mails that notified of one fresh photo from the recipient's friends which had been posted to his album.

Cunningly, the malware-laced e-mails, like The H Security outlines, aren't crafted for targeting Internet-users of just any particular country.

Therefore, within UK, the sender's id is mms@vodafone.co.uk with the country code prefixed to the mobile phone-number as +44, whereas within Germany, the e-mails with the sender's id as mms@vodafone.de have +49 as the prefix.

When the file is analyzed within a sandbox, its sinister purposes become clear. Of all things, it makes an own replica onto C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\svchost.exe after which it becomes invisible inside 'SunJavaUpdateSched' and becomes active soon as Windows starts up.

Therefore, security specialists advise users not to open attachments in unsolicited e-mails like within the above instance. And that one doesn't inadvertently view such file-attachments as well as get contaminated with malware, it's important that computer-operators ensure that their software displays the filenames. Besides, users must maintain their anti-malware software alongside other security software to the latest versions.



Share this article





Related Posts


Are multimedia messages free
Are multimedia messages free

Latest Posts
USB Multimedia Player
USB Multimedia…
Califone boomboxes and media players…
Vodafone multimedia messages
Vodafone multimedia…
Internauts are urged for being vigilant…
Latest Multimedia Technology
Latest Multimedia…
The main organisers of the conference…
Zylux Multimedia Computer Speakers System
Zylux Multimedia…
Zylux starts with the correct integration…
College of Multimedia
College of Multimedia
Lehman College of the City University…
Search
Featured posts
  • How to open multimedia messages?
  • Can t get multimedia messages?
  • Are multimedia messages free
  • Why cant I send multimedia messages?
  • Android Multimedia messages downloading
  • Mac multimedia software
  • Multimedia software Free Download
  • Types of multimedia software
  • Multimedia software programs
Copyright © 2021 l multimedia-technology.com. All rights reserved.