Viruses may prove dangerous to smart phones

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? Computerworld > Viruses may prove dangerous to smart phones

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 27th December 2005 11:47PM