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Sellers of antivirus products are caring, sharing folks - why else would they constantly remind us that viruses are nasty, dangerous things? And it would appear that when it comes to WAP phones, viruses will also pose a major threat, says the boss of a company which by some strange freak of nature just happens to offer WAP virus protection. "If we haven't seen any type of malicious code on WAP phones by the end of the year then we will have been very lucky," warns Risto Siilasmaa, boss of Finnish security software outfit F-Secure. Finland is, of course, famous for being the country with more mobile phones than inhabitants, a country where even the reindeer are always on the dog*. The company says simple digital phones are also subject to attack through SMS text messages which could contain malicious code such as the extremely dangerous virus that sends all your friends a voice message telling them you're on the train. ® * Cockney rhyming slang. Dog and bone = phone

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