Vendors need to focus on mobile viruses

Wednesday, 26 January 2005, 7:46 AM EST

The time is past in which phone and mobile platform vendors can keep protection against viruses and worms on a back burner, an analyst for ABI Research claimed on Tuesday.

While a few harmful viruses, worms and trojans have emerged for mobile devices, their impact hasn't been as devastating as has been the case with desktop computers and servers, ABI analyst Brian Pellegrini said in a statement. As a result, vendors have not put the same emphasis on preventing damage from those threats, but that is changing.

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