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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Dagens Nyheter, Svenska Dagbladet
As mobile devices gradually turn into computers, there is an increased risk of sensitive information getting into the  wrong hands, as does the risk if viruses, writes SvD. “As we replace our PCs with smartphones, handsets become the target of criminals,” says Markus Arvidsson, responsible for marketing at the IT-security firm, Inuit. Most viruses are spread via text messages or MMS through Bluetooth. Fredrik KlasĂ©n of F-Secure, an online security firm, advises smartphone users to not leave their Bluetooth visibly open and to be careful not to approve whatever is coming in through the Bluetooth connection. Harmful code is still relatively unusual for smartphones, but as the number of users increase Arvidsson predicts that viruses directed toward handsets will increase.

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