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Phone security

Discussion in 'GENERAL Wireless Discussion' started by viewfly, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. viewfly

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    a very useful article that overviews mobile phone malware, security and how to deal with it. Covering smartphones from Symbian, Android, RIM and iOS.


    http://nyti.ms/dKZksR

    Security to Ward Off Crime on Phones

    By RIVA RICHMOND
    Published: February 23, 2011

    More consumers are buying smartphones. So more criminals are taking aim at those devices.

    Criminals still prefer PCs for stealing personal data, bank and credit card account numbers as well as for running frauds. However, most PC attacks focus on Microsoft’s decade-old Windows XP operating system, which is slowly being replaced by the more secure Windows 7. Over the next few years, hackers will have to find new targets.

    With smartphones outselling PCs for the first time — 421 million of the hand-held computers are expected to be sold worldwide this year, according to market analysts at IDC — the long-predicted crime wave on hand-held devices appears to have arrived. According to the mobile-security firm Lookout, malware and spyware appeared on 9 out of 100 phones it scanned in May, more than twice the 4-in-100 rate in December 2009.

    Sent from my iPhone 4
     

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