TITLE

Keeping Mobile Malware at Bay

AUTHOR(S)
Alleven, Monica
PUB. DATE
August 2006
SOURCE
Wireless Week;8/15/2006, Vol. 12 Issue 17, p22
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article highlights the efforts of several vendors in the antivirus industry to prevent malicious code writers from being successful in their attacks in the wireless industry. It has been predicted that virus creators will increasingly make their moves as open operating systems become more mainstream. Vendors in the anti-malware community are in various stages of development to prevent future attacks to the sector.
ACCESSION #
22168660

 

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