Mobile Phone Virus Found in United States

Looks like some cell phone virus made it over to the states finally after seeing them pop up 8 months ago in Asia.  Nokia seems to be the main virus target right now and that makes sense because they are the #1 cell phone maker in the world.  Expect to see more and more phones having anti-virus software  installed or available for purchase.

“The world’s first mobile phone virus “in the wild” has spread to the United States from its birthplace in the Philippines eight months ago, a security research firm said on Friday. The virus, called Cabir, has spread slowly into 12 countries and marks the beginning of the mobile phone virus era, which could one day disrupt the lives of many of the world’s 1.5 billion mobile phone users. The biggest impact of the relatively innocuous virus, found in about 15 variations so far, is draining mobile phone batteries”

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