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The Hackers Are Coming For Your Smartphone

Posted on the 10 November 2011 by Gerard @presurfer
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As attacks on mobile devices skyrocket, the prospect of falling victim to a hacker seems like it's no longer a question of 'if' but rather 'when.' Because we use our phones so often - 34 times a day according to one study's estimates - we're exposing ourselves and our data exponentially far more often than we used to, giving hackers that many more chances to break in.
Last week, Juniper Networks reported a 400 percent increase in attacks on Android-powered phones between June 2010 and January 2011. In a Forbes column last Sunday night, Juniper vice president Karim Toubba explained that we've created a 'perfect storm for hackers' with our sloppy smartphone habits.The Presurfer

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