Wired PR News Business Press Release Distribution– Some users of mobile phones may be targeted by hackers. As reported by Reuters, security experts warn that those who use their phones to access their bank account information via text messaging may face the risk of having confidential information stolen. Consumers are advised to be cautious of suspicious messages that appear to be from service providers, but may contain hidden viruses.
Mikko Hypponen with F-Secure security software firm is quoted in the report as stating of the issue, “This is a real risk, but we have not seen this used in any real attacks in the field.”
Jacob Greenblatt from Discretix, also a security software firm, is further quoted as stating, “While this is definitely serious, there are certain safeguards which can be built into mobile devices to eliminate the threat entirely or to limit its potential for harm.”