Mobile Phones Gain Virus Protection
SK Telecom and others develop software that prevents viruses from spreading and neutralizes new viruses.SK Telecom, Koreas largest wireless carrier, along with anti-virus vendor Ahn Lab and mobile security specialist I.A. Security last week unveiled new anti-virus tools for mobile phones. As part of the trios eight-month development effort, SK Telecom provided wireless platform technology, with Ahn Lab developing a mobile anti-virus engine and I.A. Security supplying wireless security technology, officials said.
This new type of anti-virus software is similar to PC-operated products, preventing viruses from spreading, neutralizing new viruses, scheduling updates, scanning compressed files in real time and alerting users to security vulnerabilities.