Mobile Security: The Risks and How to Protect Your Smartphone

Whether you’re a frequent traveler with top-secret information stored on your smartphone or you just like to download apps on your mobile device, hackers and malware writers are hungry to get their hands on your personal data.

According to Lookout Mobile Security, mobile threats stole more than $1 million from Android users in 2011, and the company expects that number to mushroom in the coming year.

Don’t get too scared, though. Some background knowledge on the most prevalent mobile threats—and a little common sense—should be enough to keep your identity and financial info out of unfriendly hands.

Head to the next page for threat detection tips.

Mobile Phone Security: The Risks and How to Protect Your Smartphone

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