Is your cell phone a target for hackers?

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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)

Gary Bolen
McCall Realty - South Lake Tahoe, CA
CRS - Lake Tahoe Real Estate Information

Maria - we get iffy cell  service up here in the mountains. A lot of places it's clear, and pockets that have no service. Don't keep much info on any of ours. It's all kept on Top Producer, which is ok, not great.  

If we did want to keep an important contact list on our cells, would sync that with TP, which we did before, all the time.  Good helpful post and appreciate the heads up.


Dec 14, 2007 12:53 PM
Max de Vries
Intero Real Estate Services - Livermore, CA

Just stick with the Crackberry and you will see what I mean.

Huge Blackberry fan

Dec 14, 2007 01:00 PM