Mobile phones: an ear full of worms

Monday, 6 December 2004, 12:29 PM EST

They're coming to mobile phones -- those nasty viruses, worms and Trojan Horses that have, on more than one occasion, crippled PCs. No doubt about that. The question is: Will they be as bad?

Numerous experts believe mobile viruses could be as malicious as their PC predecessors. But some, disturbingly, worry they could be a whole lot worse.

Just consider these two facts: Already today, the planet is populated with substantially more mobile phones than PCs with the gap between the two steadily increasing; and many of these mobile phone customers plan to use their devices as electronic wallets capable of paying for goods and services.

By John Blau at PC World.

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