Unless telecommunications providers follow a lengthy list of eavesdropping requirements for calls made aloft, the.
At the moment, technical and social reasons keep cell phones muted during flight: Few passengers relish the prospect of sharing a row of seats with a yappy fellow traveler. Also, concerns about overwhelmed cellular towers and interference with avionics systems have resulted in the current prohibitions.
As it appears likely that cell phones will become a fixture in airplanes, CNET News.com has prepared a FAQ to clear up confusion on, the technology that will make it happen and why there's a ban in the first place.
Cell phone users also seem to be a little confused about cell phone viruses. Network security experts F-Secure say there's a relatively simple reason why even the savviest cell phone owners are.
Phone owners are duped because the virus, known as Commwarrior, is attached to premium cell phone e-mail known as MMS, which makes incoming e-mail look as if it was sent by someone the victim knows. F-Secure's findings come on the heels of a survey of 300 American adults by security company Symantec in which 73 percent said they know cell phones are virus targets.