Rutgers University researchers warned this week that smart phones could be susceptible to a virus that would turn them into eavesdropping or tracking devices, reports. As cell phones become more like personal computers, they are also taking on the same virus risks as the PC, but with the potential for far more serious consequences, the researchers claim. Researchers from the Rutgers School of Arts and Sciences said devices such as the Blackberry or iPhone could be attacked by malware known as a "rootkit," which attacks a computer's operating system and...

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