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Smartphone Security Threats Likely to Rise

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Worms, spam, viruses and hackers — they're not just for your desktop or laptop anymore. According to internet security experts they could be well on their way into your pocket or purse. The popularity of smartphones — like the Blackberry, iPhone, Palm and the emerging Droid — is on the rise and shows no signs of letting up. And that's making the phones a sweeter target for online ne'er do-wells looking to, at the very least, cause mischief and, at worst, rip off unsuspecting phone owners.

Security analysts say they've already seen all of the major online threats — Trojan horses, viruses, worms — spreading on smartphones, often through e-mail attachments sent to the phones. One attack even used a Bluetooth headset to try to attack other Bluetooth users within 20 feet of the infected unit.

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