Antivirus programs for phones?
January 28, 2005
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It seems that a lot of phones now are getting viruses, which is a worrying problem. Will there soon be antivirus programs for Symbian phones?
| |The issue with viruses and Symbian phones
seems to be a bit overblown. That said, as Joni Blecher mentions in her latest column
, "There's a new worm, Lasco, wiggling around the mobile world that's transmitted via Bluetooth phones using the Symbian OS." Of course, while many experts claim that it's pretty easy for technological ne'er-do-wells to create viruses that can attack Symbian-based handsets, especially those with Bluetooth-enabled headsets, we haven't seen nearly as many viruses on phones as we have on PCs. Of course, as viruses do appear on Symbian-based phones in serious numbers, trust us, antivirus software makers will be more than happy to sell you antivirus software.
When he's not sending or receiving text messages and digital pictures on his cell phone, Senior Editor William O'Neal
is checking his e-mail on whatever smart phone or PDA he can get his hands on. "It's not about working 24/7," William says, "It's about being productive whenever and wherever you feel like."