Is your cell phone a target for hackers?

By
Real Estate Agent with Colfax Realty Group

The phone viruses are in circulation these days and can attack a smart phone that run and operates the Symbian system. Symbian is a software licensing company that power the most popular and advanced smartphones in today's wireless industry.

Think of your phone in the same terms as your PC. If your mobile has internet on it and browse the web can open attachements and sync with your outlook on and on.

This could be on the  rise since today more users switch to PDA's and smartphones.

The first cell phone virus Cabir was discovered in the late part of 2004. The number of viruses is still small in relationship to the number that attack computers. The virus get into your mobile when you open an unknown email attachement  with files. Downloading free wallpaper, games or ringtones expose your phone too.

Symptoms : battery won't recharge--a certain menu option keeps blinking and does not allow you to scroll down-

Always make sure to have a copy of your phone book, emails,  addresses etc backed up in your PC. If you get a virus you will loose all the data.

You should always have a back up of your information. In a future post I will tell you  how to copy the information from your cell to your computer.

 

 

 

Comments (2)

Kimberly Grant
Exit Leon Crawford Realty - Huntsville, AL
Real Estate Agent - Huntsville Alabama
Maria, I will be honest.  I never thought about it like that.  You are absolutely right... a smart phone is similar to a PC but something we can easily overlook.  I am going to back up my address book TOMORROW!!  I recently lost the hard drive on my laptop and I was devastated.  I dont even want to imagine what would happen if I lost all my contacts.
Dec 07, 2007 01:55 PM
Laura Cerrano
Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island - Locust Valley, NY
Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher
Maria, I have heard of this but don't have a clue how to back it up.  I will be looking forward to your next post and it will be very useful for my children as well.  Thank you for the information!
Dec 08, 2007 03:21 AM