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Topic # 4781 26-Aug-2005 13:49
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Does Telecom or Vodafone provide any protections for smartphones against Viruses and worms?

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  Reply # 19180 26-Aug-2005 13:55
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i haven't heard of any worms for Windows Mobile for smartphone or ppc. though i know Symbian OS has worm/virus.


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Reply # 19181 26-Aug-2005 14:00
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The worms on Symbian are mainly spread through Bluetooth OBEX (Object Exchange) and require the recipient to Accept the file being sent and to install the file just received - dumb peple if they do this (sorry, but we have to be clear about security and this subject was touched many times before: do not install files if you don't know where they are coming from).

As for perimeter security, I know that Vodafone APNs are firewalled, so you would have to worry about things inside their network - mainly the mobile phones, smartphones, Pocket PC and laptops connected with a card. As for laptops the easiest thing to do is to turn on the Windows XP Service Pack 2 firewall, or some third party software. For other devices, each will have different characteristics that make worms spread somehow difficult.

I wouldn't delegate security to the mobile operator though, and if I am a company I would make sure my mobile work force knows about security, and have proper security settings inforced by security policies.

It is the same as having your home PC connected to any Internet connection, really - you are responsible to educate the users at home and yourself. Xtra, Paradise or AOL won't help much if you come saying that you got your PC infected with a worm after connecting it without any protection.

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  Reply # 19182 26-Aug-2005 14:14
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Reply # 19183 26-Aug-2005 17:23
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freitasm:
Practice Safe Computing!


If only non-geeks practiced that... ie. Family members.

It gets tiring cleaning computers over and over just because they clicked 'Yes' or 'Ok' at every dialog (without necessarily reading what it says) that just pops up particularly when using IE or running files from unknown sources.

I guess they'll learn some day.




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