Infected PCs spew malware over 3G connections


To prevent PC malware spreading from laptop to laptop across 3G networks, Continuous Computing markets infrastructure technology that allows operators to rapidly deploy next generation networks, which (among other functions) scans mobile traffic for viral code and other crud.

As well as PC malware, SMS spam increasingly crops up as a problem. Coward explained that mobile junk messages are a country specific problem with the Philippines, for example, acting as a particular centre of abuse.

Prompted by a McAfee survey that suggested operators were struggling with mobile malware, we asked readers who'd experienced a mobile malware attack to get in touch. No one whose handset had been infected by a mobile virus got in touch. However, a representative from an integrator that sells mobile malware screening tech was able to shed some light on the scope of the problem. Infected PCs spew malware over 3G connections | Channel Register

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