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Cell Phone Virus?

By jobeard
Jan 30, 2009
  1. Cell Phone AntiVirus?

    Didn't see an appropriate forum for this post, so I placed it here.

    As our smart phones are running mini-os systems and have email access,
    Did you ever consider that a virus might be attached to an email?

    After some time with Google, here's what I found (as of 1/30/2009):

    excerpt:
    This is why F-Secure – a Finnish company and the first to offer anti-virus protection technology for cellular phones – has decided to commission the first Italian on the road experiment aimed at verifying the potential weaknesses of Bluetooth devices and creating a mini-guide for a better understanding of Bluetooth technology, containing also indications on minimum precautions for safe use. Knowing the vulnerabilities of Bluetooth enabled devices is just as important as understanding the technology potential: on our part, with this work, we intend to take the first important step in this direction.

    Smart phone virus'
    http://www.cnet.com/topic-news/antivirus/bluetooth/symbian-inc.html

    Blackberry:
    http://www.blackberryforums.com/aftermarket-software/13352-antivirus.html
    BB Runs RIM OS and therefore can not be infected with windows virus' :)
    However, it - like Mac OS - is just a matter of time. ​

    Erricson
    http://mac.rbytes.net/search/antivirus-for-sony-ericcson-w700i/

    For Palm OS
    http://resources.bnet.com/topic/antivirus+and+palm+os.html

    For Symbian OS
     
  2. Ididmyc600

    Ididmyc600 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,415

    Interesting Jo, i use a BB (well its a works phone) so im safe for now, but all the same still a good point.
     
  3. Fixxxer247

    Fixxxer247 Banned

    It's only a matter of time before every smart, web based, etc. phones starts getting viruses.

    Technology is great, but, it comes with problems. :)
     
  4. rax1418

    rax1418 TS Rookie

    Viruses in our phones...? What's the world coming to when I can't even make a phone call without being at risk?
     
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