Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Mobile Virus Coming Soon

Beware of Over crowded information, and over loaded information that triggering penetration of Mobile virus on your handheld. This is the review:

Sandra Kay Miller
Contributor, Information Security magazine
said that :

There has been a rise in the threat vector of various mobile devices -- specifically malware. Is the problem really that serious? Our expert will explain to security professionals the top threat vectors and how they happen:

* Viruses transmitted from the "network"

TIANJIN, Oct. 14 (Xinhua) -- China's anti-cyber virus authorities warned on Sunday that a new virus, transmitted by Microsoft's MSN (Microsoft Service Network) instant messaging program, can steal registered users' accounts and passwords, eventually causing economic losses. http://english.sina.com/china/1/2007/1014/128278.html

* Viruses transmitted from other mobile devices

Viruses can be transmitted to the cellphone through air, between the mobile and other wireless devices. One can also get a cellphone virus while downloading things like ringtones from the Internet. http://infotech.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1538652.cms

* SMS text messaging spam

Reach Out and Text Someone: How Text Message Spam May Be a Call Under the TCPA

* Downloads: Trojans/back doors in photos, video, email, ring tones
* Preventive procedures/policies for security managers
* Preventive technologies: baked in and add-ons
* Threats to anticipate in the future

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