Viruses Without Borders
Most malware today is written to attack a specific platform or application. But with mobile phones, PDAs, Bluetooth, and laptops, the standard tools of many users today, researchers say it's no surprise attackers would come up with ways to initiate an exploit that spans all of these platforms at once.
"The threat is real. There's proof-of-concept that multiplatform [viruses] do exist and some have been found in the wild," says Shane Coursen, senior technical consultant for Kaspersky Lab.
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