By Jason Palmer
Science and technology reporter
23 April 2009
The widespread outbreak of mobile phone viruses will occur when a
sufficient number of them share an operating system (OS), according to
Viruses spread by Bluetooth could reach all users of a given OS in days,
whereas those spread by multimedia messages could spread in just hours.
But the virulence will only appear when a given OS has about 10% market
This "percolation transition" was described at the Science Beyond
Fiction conference in Prague.
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