Can Cell Phones Compromise Your Network?


We insist on being connected. Many executives carry smartphones, mobile devices that do more than just store phone numbers...As our appetite for mobile devices increases, so too does the interest of malware writers.

...But there are also differences in the evolution of malware targeted at mobile devices. These devices increasingly have capabilities such as Bluetooth that allow neighboring handheld machines to find each other and dynamically create their own network. This handy feature is also a security risk, as proximity to infected devices creates new vulnerabilities. With mobile devices, even the most rudimentary security tools are almost nonexistent, leaving unsuspecting users at risk. Can Cell Phones Compromise Your Network?

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 14th April 2006 1:06AM