So CA is accusing F-Secure of FUD around the mobile threat. Not hugely interesting (amusing, yes, but interesting? No - glass houses.)
However, one extremely interesting data point in F-Secure's self-defense post is that Mikko Hypponen from F-Secure has been hit by mobile phone viruses FOUR times:
Is the threat real? Yes it is. I know, because I've been hit four times myself. Of course I'm running our antivirus on my phone, so I haven't actually been infected. But a Bluetooth virus has tried infecting my phone four times so far. Twice in Helsinki, once in Stockholm and once in London.
Personal anecdotes are always interesting when used as proof points. My own anecdote is that Mikko is the first person I've ever heard of who has been attacked by a bluetooth virus. And he's been attacked four times.
Has anyone else out there ever been hit by one, or have a friend who was infected? Is this a European problem? (It definitely would explain my lack of first-hand knowledge.) What kind of false positive rate does the detection software have?