Your smart phone has a dumb virus

It's the night of the Big Game. You've just concluded a business meeting in a strange part of town, and you stop into a sports bar for a drink and a chance to catch some of the action. Five minutes turns into 10 into 20, and suddenly you realize you're very late for your call home. You reach into your pocket and pull out your Bluetooth-enabled smart phone, but you can't dial out.

A message across the display says that someone from a Panasonic phone wants to send you a message--yes or no? You look around and quickly realize that you probably don't know anyone at the sports bar, so you thumb no. The message returns. And the message keeps returning. Do you know what to do next? Do you even suspect or realize that your mobile device is about to be infected with one of about 150 known mobile-device viruses? Security Watch: Your smart phone has a dumb virus - CNET reviews

Linked by shanmuga Saturday, 18th February 2006 12:29AM