Monday, July 14, 2008

Mobile Malware next thing to watch out!!

Mobile malware not yet a risk but companies told to prepare

Security risks to mobile devices such as mobile phones, smartphones and personal digital assistants (PDA) are not yet a major issue these days compared to the 1980s when computer networks were once vulnerable to such threats.

However, a security expert said companies should nonetheless be prepared just in case criminal elements, such as hackers, may beat them to it and steal valuable company information usually made available to corporate mobile workers.

The security expert said malware and viruses currently attacking mobile devices are usually simple nuisance viruses, such as those which can freeze the operating system (OS) or change the user’s preferences.

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