Date Added: Apr 2010
The growing popularity of mobile devices (Smart phones, handsets, PDAs) along with 3G technology brings the mobile internet services on these devices. The wireless devices with messaging capabilities attracted the malware writers to target the hand held devices. Even though the mobile device has numerous benefits like mobility, compact size and ease of their connectivity, the open nature increases the threats and risks being posed. The mobile viruses so far discovered exploited vulnerabilities in Bluetooth by infecting nearby devices and then propagate through SMS to other devices in the mobile network.