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Chapter 14. Securing Your Privacy Using ... > Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Malware

Viruses, Trojan Horses, and Malware

Ask consumers about virus protection for their computers and most will know that they should be running some form of virus protection. Even if they aren't running a virus checker, they know about antivirus products from Symantec or McAfee. But ask PDA users about virus protection for their handheld devices and most will not even know of the existence of handheld-based viruses, let alone what software is available for them.

Malware is programs or files developed for the purpose of doing harm. They can include computer viruses, worms, and Trojan horses that can attack computers and PDAs. Currently, the main Palm viruses are Liberties A and B and Phage (discussed in the next sections)—and the likelihood of hackers writing new strains of malicious code is always there. Fortunately, Central Command (http://www.centralcommand.com) produces AntiVirus eXpert for Palm and AntiVirus eXpert for Windows CE. Trend Micro (http://www.trendmicro.com) also produces PC-cillin for Wireless 2.0, which prevents a known virus from entry through possible points such as beaming, syncing, e-mailing, and downloading. F-Secure (http://www.fsecure.com) also produces antivirus solutions for Palm OS, Pocket PC, and Symbian OS. Other virus vendors are expanding their capabilities to detect and protect devices other than computers from viruses.


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