Symbian virii-unlike Palm OS ones-are a very real threat that users face every day. Now, the swiss department of Orange decided to gang up with F-Secure to distribute their antivirus app.

Users are allowed to download the application for free(transfer charges only afaik) from a swiss server, and get free updates for a month. After that, the updates cost about 2.5 dollars per month. While this price may look a bit steep, it is much cheaper than having a Redbrowser infection(one SMS costs you 5$ then).

Personally, I believe that this is a good thing to do. Once a well-functioning antivirus-net is in place, new virii will spread less fast. Thus, virus authors will move away to other places where boxen are less protected…

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  3. New mobile threats-now for Windows CE and MIDP
  4. Oh no-my Palm doesn’t run anti-virus software
  5. The anatomy of a virus attack on a Series 60 mobile

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