|Smartphone is a computer, only smaller. Image: webroot.com|
As smartphones continue to progress and consumers continue to use them for everything from taking pictures of their kids in the park to managing their financial portfolios, viruses and hackers will continue to find new hunting grounds, and computer security software companies will continue to transform their mobile virus protection software.
Smartphones are the new laptops – just with a smaller, so protecting your smartphone isn’t as simple as finding a durable case and buying a protection plan. Malware has seeped into smartphone software, making the default security settings, in most instances, a relatively unsafe operating environment. Similar to a laptop or PC, attack prevention is just as important as repairing your smartphone, should a security breach take place.