Mobile worms won't show until 2007

Wednesday, 22 June 2005, 10:03 AM EST

Mobile phone and PDA users have more than two years to get ready for a quick-spreading worm, security research analysts said Tuesday as they poked holes in anti-virus vendors' hype about the immediate need for defenses.

"Anti-virus vendors see huge potential profits in selling security to billions of cell phone and PDA users," said John Pescatore, vice president and research fellow with Gartner.

By Gregg Keizer at InformationWeek.

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