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):

    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'

    BB Runs RIM OS and therefore can not be infected with windows virus' :)
    However, it - like Mac OS - is just a matter of time. ​


    For Palm OS

    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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