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Daniel ~ 18th February, 2009 08:06 PM

Smartphone Threats Intensify
 
Written by Daniel
Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Enterprise data at risk, according to new McAfee report, which shows mobile device manufacturers seeing more malware attacks than ever before

Feb 17, 2009 | 02:26 PM
By Kelly Jackson Higgins
DarkReading

Security threats were bound to catch up with the proliferation of smartphones across the enterprise. More than half of mobile device-makers said their products experienced malware, voice-, or text spam attacks last year, according to a newly published report from McAfee. [Front page...]

Aedan 19th February, 2009 03:32 PM

Some incorrect facts in that report....

Quote:

30-plus mobile device manufacturers from around the world, found these vendors are getting hit with more malware attacks than ever before. As a result, they are spending more money on recovering from them.
Can you think of 30 plus mobile device manufacturers? Why are the vendors being hit by malware attacks, if they're only producing them? That'd be like claiming things are getting bad because Dell, IBM etc were being hit by malware attacks.

Quote:

Beselo spreads via Bluetooth and Multimedia Message Service (MMS) and goes after all smartphones, according to AdaptiveMobile.
It doesn't go after all smartphones. It is only executable on Series 60 second edition platforms. It won't run on Windows Mobile, Series 60 first edition, third edition or fifth edition, or UIQ. Even McAfee only rate it as a low risk...

Someone trying to drum up some business perhaps?


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