Mobile Viruses: If Not Now, Soon

As Research in Motion thwarts a BlackBerry threat, antivirus-software outfits warn that the real danger -- and a new market -- lies ahead

Another year, another would-be mobile-virus threat. On Jan. 3, BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIMM) said its popular handhelds could fall victim to virus attacks due to a software flaw in the company's BlackBerry Enterprise Server, which acts as a link between the devices and corporate applications. Open the wrong file, and wham! Forget about viewing other attachments.

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