>> What are you referring to - the Phage virus? Yep, once you run it,
>> that are in the RAM just stop working
Exactly what you deserve when you download a virus load it onto your PDA
and run it, there are an awful lot of steps to getting a virus on your
PDA, plus it's not exactly hard to reset and HotSync is it?
>> The virus writers *have* started targeting the mobile devices and
>> devices with some kind of connection *are* starting to become really
The problem here is that PDA's and Mobile Phones are relatively
transient devices, most people change their phone annually. PDA's last a
bit longer but not too much.
The current machines are not virus proof, but then it's pretty hard to
get a virus onto them.
The newer machines have better security, and that will continue to
improve as we head into the future making the possibility of a virus on
a PDA which could attack in the same manner as Windows viruses very
The other problem here is if you look at the standard model for viruses
right now. they are released onto the internet inside programs which
people want (generally speaking cracked versions of products). These are
downloaded and run by unsuspecting freeloaders and the program spreads
through their machine, which is connected to the internet, and infects
others who download from them. Plus you have Spyware which is a nuscance
and all the back doors into Internet Explorer don't help.
The current PDA model is very different, people go to PalmGear/Handango
and the like and download from there, or from a developers own site.
These are safe environments, if a virus was in a program there then it
would be found and destroyed pretty quickly. It has no chance to spread
to a widescale audience.
>> Virus writers target any *popular* platform - not necessarily only
the majority one.
What is the difference between 'popular' and 'majority' exactly?