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iPhone virus or spyware "80-90% likely", says security expert Nov 23 2007 05:29PM
Todd Woodward (todd_woodward symantec com) (1 replies)
Re: iPhone virus or spyware "80-90% likely", says security expert Nov 23 2007 06:31PM
Radoslav Dejanoviæ (radoslav dejanovic opsus hr) (1 replies)
RE: iPhone virus or spyware "80-90% likely", says security expert Nov 24 2007 10:18AM
David Harley (david a harley gmail com)
> Would it, really?

Seems overstated to me, not that I've spent a lot of time on this field (and
F-Secure definitely have).

> There are phones that use Symbian, and ones that use WinCE,
> both systems that are more like miniature OS than simple GSM
> application set. Yet, there isn't a plethora of viruses
> wreaking havoc on mobile phones around the world as we speak.

Actually, there's quite a lot of assorted malware, mostly targeting Symbian,
but it's more Proof of Concept than black economy at the moment: that scene
is a bit like the malware landscape of the early 90s, with hobbyist
experimentation and out-and-out malicious payloads. Very little
profit-hunting malware that I'm aware of. I'd expect there to be some iPhone
experimentation, but I'm not convinced the sky is falling just yet.

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