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Will wireless security be ready?

By Mike Hogan

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IDC says that m-commerce will be a $39.7 billion opportunity inthe United States by 2005. But before you develop that music, game,video, e-book or application, know that hackers will be waiting torip you off.

The only reason there hasn't been a headline-grabbingbreak-in, says Conal Mannion, a research director at Gartner Inc.,is that there isn't much to steal or destroy on cell phones andPDAs-yet. It's unclear, says Mannion, whether the security willbe there when the applications are.

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