Mobile phones get anti-virus protection

Anti-virus software for mobile phones is going on sale in the High Street. Finnish security firm F-Secure has created the security program in reaction to the growing number of viruses that infect handsets. Outbreaks of these viruses that hop from phone to phone have been recorded at a Live8 concert and at the World Championships in Helsinki.

Many security experts believe that phone bugs will eventually become as big a nuisance as Windows viruses.