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A quick search of sites such as CNet.com and ABCnews.com reveals the names of two mobile phone viruses. CommWarrior and Cabir are not spread specifically by video messaging or picture messaging.
These two mobile phone viruses are spread by infected e-mails, and when it comes to picture messaging the standard rule of thumb for e-mail should also apply to mobile picture messages sent to your phone. If you don't recognize the sender of mobile picture messages, it's best not to open the files.
Cell phone viruses are not considered to be a serious threat, and the CommWarrior and Cabir viruses affect phones with the Sybian operating system. If you are concerned about your cell phone and unwanted picture messaging, simply delete the messages and remain secure.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|