It’s Time: Get Anti-Virus Software For Your Phone

A few months ago, I would not have worried or advised users to get anti-virus software for their PDA’s or smartphones. However, now that Nokia’s 7610 smartphone has been infected by a virus, it’s apparent that all “bit and byte” devices are susceptible to virus attack.
Information Week writes After a phone has been infected, the only things that will work are voice phone calls. The Series 60 platform is based on the Symbian OS. The vendor strongly urged owners of devices infected by the Skulls trojan to not re-boot the phone and to use anti-virus software designed for that platform.
If all you do is talk on your phone an anti-virus product is probably not that important. But if you do data work on your mobile device an anti-virus product should be used.