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Is It Finally Time to Worry about Mobile Malware?

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Lawton, G. ; freelance technology writer

Experts have talked about the dangers of mobile malware since the first Palm Pilot Trojan horse, called Liberty, was reported in 2000, and the first mobile-phone virus, Cabir, was reported in 2004. However, each year, mobile viruses and similar threats have turned out to be a minor concern. In part, this is because there have been far fewer smart mobile devices than PCs, making desktops much more attractive targets. In addition, mobile devices' lack of technical sophistication has provided hackers with fewer ways to attack them.

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Computer  (Volume:41 ,  Issue: 5 )

Date of Publication:

May 2008

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