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Cell phone viruses

Date: September 30, 2006

It takes constant vigilance to combat the viruses that persistently lurk in cyber space. While we all know our PCs are vulnerable to data loss, you might be surprised to find out so is your cell phone! A new technology could be the key to ferreting out electronic viruses forever.

That fancy cell phone you use to surf the Web and check e-mail could be infected with a computer virus.

"Our cell phones are becoming more and more sophisticated to look more and more like regular computers, and so they can also acquire viruses," says Adrian Perrig, Ph.D., an assistant professor of engineering at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.

While most of us take steps to safeguard our PCs, cell phone viruses are so new you might not even know about them. Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University found a key to detecting even the most evasive electronic bugs.
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