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Smart Phones ID Theft

Smart Phones ID Theft - Mobile phones are the new frontier for cyber criminals, according to the latest research from McAfee. That may sound like a scary headline, but as phones have become more sophisticated, so this new development became inevitable.

Traditionally, cyber criminals have concentrated on the biggest targets, too: so for computers Microsoft has always attracted far more attention than Apple, and on mobile phones Nokia’s Symbian OS was hacked most often. Now as Android has finally begun to take Symbian’s place and the iPhone’s dominance is well established, that operating system too is being examined more closely.

The appeal of mobile phone malware is obvious: these devices increasingly have pin numbers stored as ‘contacts’, or have people’s credit card details stored in iTunes accounts. Hacking is still difficult, but not impossible. Viruses disguised as applications, or links sent from text messages open up not just financial fraud, but also the possibility of identity theft, too.

Smart Phones ID Theft

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