Destructive power of mobile viruses could rise fast

The dream of a connected world where PCs and mobile phones can communicate with the digital home and other devices is supposed to make life easier. But it could instead make life far more dangerous if malware developers have their way.

And its not just the possibility of losing a credit card number. With microchips and software becoming more and more a part of life, such as in cars, homes, and mobile phones, the threats multiply dramatically.

Simple programs available already could be a good start. Mobile phone services in some countries allow people to view what's going on inside their house during the day via a Web cam connected to motion sensors. The Web cam can snap a picture and send it to the user if anything seems awry. Destructive power of mobile viruses could rise fast | InfoWorld | News | 2005-09-28 | By Dan Nystedt, IDG News Service

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