Detection for Palm_Liberty.A Trojan
Trend Micro announced today an update for consumers with products like PC-cillin and OfficeScan to protect them from the Palm_Liberty.A Trojan that was released recently. Here is a good summary of the trojan from the press release:
Owners of Trend Micro products can download the update here.
The Palm_Liberty.A Trojan is among the first Palm-based malware and is distributed via IRC. It comes disguised as a 'crack' file that can convert a shareware program called LIBERTY into a registered version. Upon execution, this malware deletes all executable applications in the handheld device. On a Palm OS- based device, the Trojan appears as a Liberty icon and is named, "Crack1.1".
How to Recover your Palm
Users may restore infected Palm OS-based devices using the HotSync manager by setting the System conduit to "Desktop overwrites Handheld".
Update: McAfee also has software to detect the trojan now.