The smartphone in your pocket – which may act as a valuable lifeline to friends and loved ones – might also be helping an abuser spy on you, read your private messages, and stalk your location.
iOS, Android and Windows Phone devices are being targeted by fraudsters, earning vast amounts of money through invisible ads that are feasting on your data plan and using up your battery.
Always be careful about what you download – even if it comes from an official app store.
Kaspersky researchers find bogus versions of their products in the Windows Phone and Android stores.
Bogus Windows Phone versions of Gmail, Google Plus, Google Hangouts and other Google apps are found in Microsoft’s official app store.
But Microsoft says tough luck smartphone users.
It isn’t going to proactively police the Windows Phone store for dodgy apps.
Is this a cheap shot by Microsoft?
Or are they right to highlight the malware problem on Android smartphones?
Research released today has revealed that the theft of mobile phones is on the rise.
This isn’t just about losing an expensive phone – there’s also the threat of losing your data and money.
Learn how to better protect your phone.