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burfi 03-05-2006 8:50 AM

Phone virus
 
Has anybody's phone ever been infected? What precautions should you take and what is the cure if infected?

marbles 06-05-2006 8:13 AM

From what I know there has been the odd virus or two here and there but they're not harmful - they're designed to show a real virus attack may be feasible but there are certain technical reasons as to why in reality it is unlikely to happen.

geline 06-05-2006 11:26 AM

If I am not mistaken, you are talking of phones which are usually used for GPRS/internet purposes coz as for us who don't use this feature much, we don't have a problem. Am I in the right track?

Hannah 06-05-2006 5:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by geline
If I am not mistaken, you are talking of phones which are usually used for GPRS/internet purposes coz as for us who don't use this feature much, we don't have a problem. Am I in the right track?

Yes, you need internet to be able to get a virus on your phone. Until cell phone internet use becomes extremely common I don't think there's anything to worry about, since virus unleashers would still be much more concerned about setting viruses loose on computers, where they can reach more people.

Michael311 06-05-2006 6:09 PM

Until most phones will have the same browsing software, I don't think we will have a problem.

Thumperfive 07-05-2006 5:50 PM

I swear, I'd love to smack all the hackers outside the head and ask if they have anything ELSE to do with their lives, ya know?

Hannah 07-05-2006 8:27 PM

Oh, plus computers have much more valuable information. You phone doesn't potentially have your e-mails, work files, finance information, etc.


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