Mobile Mayhem

Cell phones have been relatively safe from the dangers faced by PCs, Servers, and other network connected devices.  But this is changing.  As cell phone use grows, so do the opportunities for attackers.

According to an eWeek article by Ryan Naraine, a new batch of Trojans targeting Symbian OS based cell phones has been released into the wild (see link below).  Two of the three are spread by Bluetooth connections.  

As attacks against cell phones increase, anti-malware vendors are rushing to fill a growing demand for mobile device protection software.  But so far, the malware infecting cell phones might not be causing the level of financial impact that justifies the added expense.

 

Resources: 

eWeek Article – Triple Trojan Threat Calls on Symbian Cell Phones

Wireless Handheld Device Security 

New Trojan Horses Threaten Cell Phones

 

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