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A mobile phone virus is a malicious computer program that targets cellular phones and other wireless PDAs. Once infected, a mobile phone can become a source for spreading the virus by sending texts and emails to other vulnerable devices. These texts and emails can lead other users to open or download the virus. Mobile phone viruses can also come in the form of malware that spreads through downloaded apps.
Also known as a cell phone virus.
At one time, mobile phone viruses were an urban myth. Unfortunately, the Bluetooth and Internet capabilities of modern cell and smartphones have increased the vulnerability of these devices to computer viruses and malware.
Some notable mobile phone viruses include:
Companies have released mobile security software to help protect consumers from mobile phone viruses and malware.