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4. Protect Your Phone > Avoid Malicious Software

Avoid Malicious Software

Protect your Nokia phone against mobile phone viruses, malware, Trojan horses, Bluetooth scanners, and other malicious programs.

As a powerful and connected computing device, the Nokia smartphone suffers the same vulnerability as other connected computers—viruses and other malicious programs can attack them over the network. Those programs can potentially harm the device, leak sensitive information, cause data loss, or even result in big service charges for you. Compared with regular computer viruses, a mobile phone virus can be especially harmful, since it can spread in peer-to-peer local networks; worse, most phone users are not prepared to deal with such viruses.

Basics of Malicious Programs


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