Cell Phone Worm in Spain
from the mobile-viruses dept
This is the first texting worm that I have heard about that actually spreads through mobile phones. WAP enabled phones are really being pushed in Europe (in some cases cheaper than non-WAP enabled phones). One thing that has really been bothering me is the lack of protection for these phones, there aren’t any anti-virus programs in place for mobile phones. The question is more when than if a mobile phone virus will hit, either mobile phone producers begin installing anti-virus software or we’ll soon see a large number of viruses spreading between phones.
Comments on “Cell Phone Worm in Spain”
I saw this yesterday, but I tend not to post virus stories because they typically are blown out of proportion. For a response to this latest virus, I point you to the following discussion where the guy points out why this isn’t a really big deal.
WORM != A VIRUS
I wish people would stop calling these things viruses! viruses are viruses and worms are worms and thats is how it will always be. To call a worms, trojen etc a virus is just plain wrong and rather stupid.
Not an atack on you ryan, your news is always great, just something that annoys me.
Re: WORM != A VIRUS
You caught me, I slipped up a little but I am worried alot about viruses and worms on mobile phones.