Mobile viruses yet to travel Down Under


Despite the worldwide attention given to the threat of virus infection on mobile phones little has actually happened in Australia – even the antivirus vendors are currently labelling them as ‘proof of concept’.

Last week Finnish Internet security vendor F-Secure released an alert stating the Cabir virus had been discovered in 20 different countries around the world (Cabir is expected to be the largest of some 50 different mobile phone-based viruses). But the trove of viruses propagating through Bluetooth-enabled portable gear has largely missed Australia.

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