Mobile Viruses


Mobile Viruses

The

first proof-of-concept
mobile phone virus appeared in June 2004 for the
Symbian OS, but as proof of concepts tend to be, it proved relatively harmless.
Subsequent versions have significantly improved capabilities, but they’re still
very low risk. Most interestingly, they all use
Bluetooth to propagate.
Bluetooth is a great technology for connecting small devices that are close to
one another, but therein is also its disadvantage:

with a few exceptions
, the technology has a very limited range. With Macs
and PCs, Bluetooth lets you connect your mobile phone, PDA, and laptop to your
printer. It lets you sync
your calendar and address book, and of course, allows for the transfer of
arbitrary data.

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