McAfee highlights Windows Mobile malware

McAfee released a white paper (PDF) that highlights a handful of issues with Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system that the security company contends will drive malware writers to target the platform in the future. According to McAfee, hackers will soon begin targeting smartphones such as Windows Mobile devices as the handhelds become more popular and […]

McAfee released a white paper (PDF) that highlights a handful of issues with Microsoft's Windows Mobile operating system that the security company contends will drive malware writers to target the platform in the future.

According to McAfee, hackers will soon begin targeting smartphones such as Windows Mobile devices as the handhelds become more popular and people use them to store larger amounts of valuable data.

While mobile malware attacks have been scarce thus far, and some experts -- including F-Secure wireless security guru Mikko Hypponen -- have predicted that such threats will likely never rival widespread nature of today's desktop viruses, McAfee maintains that as smartphones takeoff more exploit code will be written to target the machines.

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McAfee, Microsoft, Security, Windows Mobile, Malware, Mobile Device, Handhelds