It seems that the recent incident, where a bunch of Vodafone HTC Magic smartphones were shipped with the Conficker and Mariposa viruses, has highlighted the issue of mobile device security to users. As a result, it seems that DroidSecurity managed to get a healthy 10,500 new users to download its mobile device security solution in the 24-hours that followed the discovery of the virus. While the virus itself didn’t affect the mobile phone, but when the phone was plugged to a PC using a USB connection, the user ran the risk of getting infected by said viruses, not to mention a Lineage password stealer was also found on the device. Does this mean that we should have antivirus scanners running on our mobile phones all the time in the future?

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Filed in Cellphones >Computers . Tags: Android, htc magic and vodafone.
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