Posts Tagged ‘mobile spyware is here to stay’
In a word no, a virus could not get onto your phone and track your calls, sms and location, because thats not really what a virus does. I am been pernickety here, there is phone spyware that could do this, it would need to be quite advanced and therefore probably expensive (although the cost of such things is coming down all the time) but that would not be a “virus”.
The whole “virus” thing has been played out a little and while its possible that words in the English language do evolve it seems a “virus” has now been used to cover anything that might be seen as a “bad program”, worms, trojans and spyware are all branded as viruses by people who are not educated in such subjects.
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