In 2004, owners of Nokia 702 phones suddenly found their batteries running out of power after just 30 minutes due to extensive Bluetooth activity; the culprit turned out to be the Cabir worm, which uses Bluetooth to transmit itself from phone to phone in the form of a Symbian SIS package. As the 702 model was also available from Vodafone in Japan, it was the first time that Japanese users experienced mobile worms on a large scale. In light of this, what steps are domestic carriers taking to prevent phones from becoming infected?
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