Cell phones are are one of the few emergent technologies that have become so prevalent in society that I often can’t imagine life without them. I got rid of my “home” phone over three years ago, and never looked back.
Today I found that in recent news security experts have confirmed the existance of the first cell phone virus. As cell phones become more and more sophisticated, this type of risk will grow proportionally.
But don’t panic! It’s reported that not only is this specific virus written poorly, it only works with one type of cell phone operating system. (The Symbian60, the same one that happens to power my phone.)