Friday, April 25, 2008

Protect your mobile phone from virus

Hello readers, hope you enjoy here.. It's simple opinions from what’s a mobile phone virus?

A virus is a program code that replicates by being copied to another program ,So, If a malicious mobile phone virus was written and sent out it could wipe out contact numbers and other data stored on handsets, as well as sending out messages purporting to come from the victim’s mobile phone. A mobile phone virus or mobile malware ,malicious mobile software, is a computer virus specifically adapted for the mobile phone environment and designed to spread from one vulnerable phone to another.

And viruses can be transmitted as attachments to an email or in a download file. Some viruses take effect as soon as their code is executed; other viruses can lie dormant. A virus that replicates by resending itself as an email attachment or as a part of a network message is known as a worm.

Ok, this tips help prevent problems with viruses on your phone:
-Switch to Bluetooth hidden mode. If your phone has Bluetooth capability, ensure that the Bluetooth capability is switched to hidden or invisible mode unless you specifically need it to be visible. This will help prevent other Bluetooth-enabled devices from finding your phone (unless you grant them the necessary permission) and will therefore help protect your phone from worms that spread using the Bluetooth wireless technology.
-Exercise caution before opening attachments. When accepting applications sent via Bluetooth, or opening MMS attachments, exercise caution, just as you would when opening an email attachment on your PC, because they may include harmful software. Ensure the application or attachment comes from a known source, and is wary of opening files that have unfamiliar text attached to them, even if they come from someone you know.
-Only download content from a trusted source. Trusted sources may include operator portals and other well-known brands that offer adequate protection against viruses and other harmful software. Be aware though that, as with emails, malicious or fraudulent users may be able to fake the appearance of a trusted source. So, consider anti-virus software and some software is available to prevent phone viruses and you may wish to consider downloading this software.

1 comment:

  1. hp juga isa ken avirus tha mas. walah, baru tau nih.btw, blognya makin oke...


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