Windows use could boost mobile malware

A security expert has warned that the increasing use of Microsoft code in mobile applications could lead to a rise in mobile malware activity.

Kevin Hogan, senior manager at Symantec Security Response, told that, while very little malware activity is aimed at mobile phones, the situation could change as Microsoft's influence grows.

Hogan cited two large Japanese telecoms companies which are actively evaluating Windows CE devices. "If Windows CE is taken up in a big way in a large market we may see some increased malware activity," he warned. Windows use could boost mobile malware - Security -

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