Mobile Phone Hacking Expected to Spread

A security company trying to (successfully, it appears) get a little extra publicity for itself is now claiming that mobile phone hacking is expected to spread in the near future. Well, of course it is. As phones get more sophisticated, they’ll act more like computers, which will open up more opportunities for vulnerabilities. That’s not a surprise. The question really is will it matter? They point out a single vulnerability on some Nokia phones that would make them crash. It’s a small vulnerability, but I’m sure security firms will take the opportunity to start offering software to “protect” your mobile phone as well. Just like the regular computer security industry, I’d take industry announcements with a grain of salt. Remember, they have the incentive to make you think the problem is worse than it really is. They want you to hire them or buy their software.

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