Cell shock: Hackers call up

Hackers have a new target in mobile phones, the mini computers of today. With mobile phone manufacturers increasingly migrating towards a standardised operating system platform and the growing popularity of smart phones, a new kind of security threat is beginning to raise its ugly head on cellphones.

However, anti-virus companies and mobile phone makers are taking up arms against hackers and propagators of mobile malware. Companies like Trend Micro, Symantec and RSA Security are offering anti-virus and malware solutions to safeguard mobile phones. They are tying up with phone manufacturers as well to provide integrated solutions. A host of solutions like web-based consoles that allow virus scanning and anti-spam solutions are available today to hold ‘identity vandals’ at bay. Cell-shock: Hackers call up- The Economic Times

Linked by shanmuga Thursday, 18th May 2006 1:38AM