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3GSM LIVE: Bullguard AntiVirus is coming to a smart device near you
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 14.02.05 - 15:45:22 CET under 01 - General News - Viewed 8867x
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While I met with Dangaard, I had the opportunity to met Morten Lund, CEO and founder of Bullguard and co-founder of Skype and Morton was kind enough to show me their latest developments: Bullguard Mobile for "smart devices" including support for Windows Mobile based Pocket PCs and Smartphones as well as Symbian based UIQ and Series 60 devices.

The risk of getting a virus on such a device might be underestimated today but nevertheless, there is a real threat today already (as you can see in Carlo's previous article and the ongoing comments). And while a virus is bad enough already, a dialer (for IDD calls or premium SMS) is even worse but how can we be sure it's not happening on our devices? Windows Mobile as well as Symbian devices are smart, so smart that you can install new applications on it. While 99.5 % of the developers provide great and useful applications, a couple of them will provide viruses and dialer in the future which can - in worst case - costs us a lot of money.

Here Bullguard is stepping into the game with their latest development - basically a virus scanner as you know it from your PC - to help you to protect your device and keep your monthly bill low (as low as you decide).

I will follow with deeper information after the 3GSM congress but what I've seen was pretty amazing. While a virus scanner for my smart devices wasn't on my task so far I think I will change my mind soon. Especially with all the possible Bluetooth threats and attacks. While many other virus scanners for mobile devices acts passive, Bullguard for smart devices works more active, like your virus protection on your PC and to be honest: would you run an Internet connected PC without a firewall and virus scanner today? I wouldn't so why does we use our connected devices without any security? :?

Cheers ~ Arne

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