Crunch year for mobile viruses?

Monday, 6 March 2006, 12:12 AM EST

The news this week that mobile phone users are facing the first virus that doesn't just attack smartphones, but most Java phones, means that mobile owners now have to take the threat of mobile viruses seriously.

The new RedBrowser code is not the mass virus that some people have been predicting, but it's a worrying sign that virus writers are getting much smarter. And a similar virus for the Pocket PC operating system proves that mobiles are not alone.

At vnunet.

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