The new 'Timofonica' computer virus spams mobile phones with text messages, and has re-awakened fears about security on wireless devices. ZDNet UK News brings you the latest news and analysis.
News Timofonica virus 'blown out of proportion' -- Thu, 08th Jun 2000
Mobile phone viruses could be a real threat, say the UK's mobile phone operators, but the Timofonica worm that appeared earlier this week isn't anything to worry about.
Have you got a bug in your ear? -- Wed, 07th Jun 2000
A new virus author -- this one apparently upset with the telephone monopoly in Spain -- has decided to reach out and touch cell phone users.
Worm hits Europe's mobile phones -- Tue, 06th Jun 2000
A computer worm that attacks mobile phones has been detected spreading through Spain by Finnish Anti-Virus vendor F-Secure.
Analysis Rupert Goodwins: Mobile phone viruses are coming -- Thu, 08th Jun 2000
The modern GSM cellphone is a smart terminal on a complicated network with lots of security features, but at heart it is a computer that can download and run software -- get viral code in there, and you've cracked it.
Mobile phone worms pose massive threat -- Fri, 19 May 2000
Future programmable mobile phones will spawn more virulent and potentially more dangerous computer worms than those seen on today's home computers, predict anti-virus researchers.
Other resources Access Microsoft Outlook Email Security Updates ZDNet UK's Virus Workshop Special Report: The Love Bug virus