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by Paul Kerstein

Phone Virus Opens Door to Destructive Future

Sep 01, 20051 min
CSO and CISOData and Information Security

The first example of a mobile phone virus disrupting a company hasappeared in Scandinavia, according to security vendor F-Secure. Techworldreports that an unidentified small company was laid low after the virusappeared on an employee’s phone and rapidly spread through short-rangeBluetooth to others’ phones. Viruses are becoming more common on mobilephones, but people remain largely unaware of the fact, aiding itsspread. The virus in this case, Commwarrior.B, shows up as anattachment to an MMS message or via Bluetooth. Read more.