From: ZDNet

The kind of intrusive ‘hacker’ attacks common to desktop and portable computers have not yet appeared in the cell phone universe. But at least one computer security vendor is warning that they will soon.

Chia Wing Fei, Security Response Manager at F-Secure Labs, told ZDNet this week that conditions are ripe for the spread of malware attacks to spread to smart phones.

Various information security experts have noted that the increasing use of mobile devices for e-mail and other confidential communications, as well as emergence wireless transaction technologies, make smart phones increasingly attractive targets for cyber crooks.

“We haven’t seen much mobile malware development in the last six months … but the Apple iPhone has changed the whole mobile experience and is likely to change the threat level in due time,” Chia observes. “The mobile threat has become a ticking timebomb.”

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