The Rising Cost of Mobile Malware

Today's business-class smartphones have the same memory, processing power, and application capabilities that laptop PCs had in the early part of this decade. For CIOs and IT managers, that's both good news and bad. On the plus side, it gives them the option of equipping mobile employees with $400 smartphones rather than $2,000 laptops. But on the downside, those advanced capabilities have made smartphones an increasingly attractive target for virus writers and hackers.

...Although most mobile malware thus far has been of the nuisance variety, it's a mistake to downplay a threat that is already affecting the bottom line. Unstrung - Mobile Applications - The Rising Cost of Mobile Malware - Wireless Networking

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 20th April 2006 9:30PM