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The Hackers Are Coming for Your Smartphone

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.

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