Mobile malware to pose significant threat
San Francisco (InfoWorld) - Although concerns regarding handheld data security
still trump fears of mobile viruses, security software vendors and researchers
contend that greater numbers of attacks are on the horizon.
Thus far, most malware programs targeting wireless devices have been
proof-of-concept threats or have required large amounts of end-user interaction
to deliver their payloads, but experts contend that malware writers are
unquestionably ramping up their efforts in the space.
As part of its semiannual Internet Security Report, published March 19,
researchers at Symantec cited mobile threats -- specifically those that use wireless messaging systems to lure
end-users to poisoned URLs -- as a growing concern for 2007.
In 2006, mobile threats of note included the Mobispy attack, the first known
handheld spyware program tracked by security researchers.
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