Originally Posted by Berry One
It is possible to write a virus or a worm for blackberry.
I have not doubt that there will eventually be virus written for the BlackBerry. At the moment that is only one
known trojan (not a virus). From my knowledge, this trojan is a proof of concept and none have been seen in the wild.
This trojan doesn't even hurt the BlackBerry handheld. It takes advantage of the handhelds secure connection to the BES server to give access to your intranet. If your not connected to a BES server your at no risk.
Did I mention that the user has to knowingly install the trojan? No automatic behind the scenes install on the BlackBerry. The security workaround is to apply an IT policy to restrict the install of third party installs on the handhelds.
At the moment, buying anti-virus software for the BlackBerry is a waste of money. There is a reason why the larger and more respected anti-virus companies are not making a client for the BlackBerry. Save you money until there is a reason to purchase anti-virus software for the BlackBerry. When the time comes I sure it will be a HUGE discussion about it here at BBF.com.