Chapter 8. Airborne Viruses
IN THIS CHAPTER
As handheld devices become increasingly enabled and interconnected , PDAs (Personal Data Assistants), such as the Palm or Pocket PC, and wireless phones will become increasingly susceptible to viruses. Already, the first viruses to infect these new platforms have attacked consumers and businesses. Future infections are likely to be worse .
With millions of PDAs and smart phones worldwide, the threat of wireless viruses is growing. Many of these handheld devices are potentially susceptible to some form of virus or hostile code that could render them nonfunctional. This chapter will introduce various threats posed by airborne (wireless) viruses and hostile code.