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Submission + - Cell phone viruses: No longer the next big threat?

An anonymous reader writes: The CEO of antivirus vendor F-Secure — a company who have long warned against the threat of cell phone viruses — seems to be backtracking on the company's stance in an interview with Silicon.com.
Back in 2005, the company said: "This is definitely not hype. We believe we are going to see a huge growth in threats targeting mobile devices."
Now, just this week the company's new CEO has stepped into the debate with this: "Independent of how we have communicated this in the past, we are making it very clear today that the threat level on mobile malware is not severe today. There are only 323 known malware on mobiles and over 300,000 on PCs. No hype. Period."
What a difference two years makes in the hype-fuelled world of the antivirus vendors.

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