Scientists predict mobile phone viruses will become a serious threat

Scientists predict mobile phone viruses will become a serious threat

Originally submitted by Yoel Raban
last updated by Rafael Popper

Weak Signal's progress: fully-fledged

This Weak Signal came from: 
European Commission Framework Programme for RTD

The theme/scheme related to this Weak Signal: 
Theme 3 - ICT - Information & communication technologies

The sub-theme that best relates to this Weak Signal: 
ICT for mobility, environmental sustainability and energy efficiency

When did the Weak Signal manifest ? 
2005-now

Weak Signal's description 
In future, mobile phones will be able to monitor and control healthcare implants and intra body personal area networks. Mobile phones may be infected with viruses through short range communications (Bluetooth) or Multimedia Messaging Systems (MMS). Such viruses can also infect intra body personal area networks and implants.