Traditionally, mobile networks were relatively safe places. The low CPU power of mobile device made using them for botnet attacks impractical – that is, until tethering and 3G dongles came along.

Mobile Business Briefing now reports the following:

Content delivery platform company Akamai said that “more than half of the observed mobile attack traffic” recorded by its servers originated from three countries: Italy (25 percent), Brazil (18 percent) and Chile (7.5 percent).

Given that mobile phones have not been used for botnets so far, the conclusion we can draw here is that many Italians use wireless broadband…

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