Bluetooth viruses pose growing threat

    Date06 Jan 2005
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    Posted ByJoe Shakespeare
    There will also be a change in the way that viruses are spread, they say, with an increase in the number of viruses that spread wirelessly between devices, including viruses that can exploit the wireless capabilities of laptops.

    David Emm, a senior technology consultant at antivirus company Kaspersky Labs, expects that virus writers will increasingly target mobile phones.

    "I expect to see more mobile threats -- threats aimed at PDAs, threats aimed at smartphones -- than we have seen this year," said Emm. "Cabir was the first to attack smartphones, I expect that target will become more and more attractive to malicious code writers."

    Security firm Panda Software agrees that more mobile phone worms are likely.

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