If Everybody Knows Mobile Virus Hype Is FUD, Why Does It Persist?

from the go-inoculate-yourself dept

A panel at a mobile conference in London said that yes, indeed, all this mobile virus hype is just that — hype, and that enterprises should be more concerned about securing data on devices than viruses wreaking havoc on their employees’ devices. Strangely, though, the panel also blamed operators for raising the level of mobile virus FUD, when not only can we not remember any operators talking up mobile viruses, it defies logic why they’d want to do so. The bigger issue, though, is if everybody knows the anti-virus stories are self-serving pap from the AV companies intended to boost their sales, why do they keep getting printed and spread around?

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