Mobile virus growth outpaces PC malware


The number of mobile viruses is climbing faster than PC viruses, according to research from security software vendor McAfee.

Data on virus numbers since 2004 was compared to the number of PC viruses since 1990 and the results show that mobile malware numbers are rising faster than for PCs. So far over 200 mobile viruses have been detected in the wild.

"We do not want to over hype the threat, as this is not an epidemic," said Drew Carter, senior product manager at McAfee's Mobile Initiatives division. Mobile virus growth outpaces PC malware - WhatPC?

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