Discuss: Cell Phone Viruses

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April 1, 2011 at 06:03:56
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Hi all,

This week's poll question is about a new April Fools virus for the Android that tells your friends you are a pirate. Discuss here if you think viruses on cell phones will ever become a huge problem, and, if you like, the poll results themselves.

Thanks!
Justin


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#1
April 1, 2011 at 10:39:02
... this morning Gupta has been troubleshooting the problem

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#2
April 2, 2011 at 00:12:19
A friend tells me he has over 30 contacts in his email client that are cell phones That being said with these phones becoming more capable and more widely used for more things I am sure at some point they will be just another cog in the passing of a virus from computer to computer.

Likely


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#3
April 2, 2011 at 11:04:43
I believe that smartphone (not cell phone) viruses are on the rise! Symbian, however, should have stayed in leading role--only four major viruses were successful on that platform, it was very stable, and Symbian could easily avoid getting hit by those if users were careful.

Windows Mobile, people, is still Windows ported over to the ARM processor running in a limited, miniscule scale. But that doesn't mean Windows on those can't be attacked--in the 2003/5 era, several WM viruses had begun to circulate. And that's only the beginning.

And iOS? Up to date, I don't think that there's any major viruses yet, but with the rate Apple is picking up market share, they had better be prepared for that day.

Android is proof that even Linux is vulnerable--we need to watch out in keeping phones secure. This recent incident proves that cell phone viruses are on the rise.


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#4
April 2, 2011 at 19:51:03
Cell phone viruses and Trojans already exist!
They are disruptive , annoying and time consuming.
Google "Bill Collectors"

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#5
April 7, 2011 at 07:30:20
You know what? There is NO point what so ever to have phone virus's, because people usually put virus's on a users computer so they will get an anti-virus program, therefore, having a chance to have theirs picked. Well times have changed. Most phones have just a few games, and maybe a email AT THE MOST. That is all a phone needs too. It does not need facebook, twitter, and DIGG. All a phone is for is calling people. So why add a virus?

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#6
April 7, 2011 at 08:28:32
... computereater did'nt find the second link on your page!

... just a white cat in a snow storm

... found Moses through "source" using FF

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#7
April 7, 2011 at 11:10:19
What does "did'nt find the second link on your page" mean?:)

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#8
April 7, 2011 at 11:32:27
... clicking your link!

... "white cat in a snow storm with its eyes closed?"

... does'nt work with firefox 4 (white blank page) tried with IE works ok!
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#9
April 7, 2011 at 13:56:34
I think that the usage of windows on all kinds of embedded devices these days will cause some major problems. My dad is an electrical engineer who works for Continental (formerly motorola before they sold his division) as a designer of test equipment for automotive parts. He asked the "network police" if he could put an oscilloscope on the network for remote control. They immediately asked if it was windows. Some of the newer digital oscilloscopes they have run windows xp (not ce or mobile) and when the "network police" allowed some of them on the network to be controlled remotely, they all got viruses and infected other conputers. now they are solely controlled by GPIB and through the front panel. The only scopes they will put on the network now are ones that run either proprietary software or ones that run linux. luckily the scope he wanted to put on the network ran a port of linux

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#10
April 7, 2011 at 17:27:32
I know! something is wrong with it, I NEED to fix it ASAP. any suggestions?

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#11
April 7, 2011 at 22:54:48
... ya change your link from http://www.newfyworld.com/

... to: http://newfyworld.webnode.com/

... might help!


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#12
April 8, 2011 at 07:42:28
Oh wow your right mavis007.(Wierd!) Thanks!(But I masked it!!!)

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#13
April 8, 2011 at 08:28:45
............... thx for responding! ................... lol

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#14
April 8, 2011 at 11:28:41
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