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5 Steps To Secure Mobile Devices

Security experts offer five essential tips
Security firms have long predicted that cybercriminals would focus efforts on smartphones and tablets. Well, this year that prediction might finally come true for mobile users.

The increasing importance of smartphones and tablets in the lives of consumers and workers has made the devices more attractive to attackers. In 2010, for example, more mobile devices--such as smartphones and tablets--were sold than PCs and laptops, according to Forrester Research.

Though the same general advice applies to securing a laptop as it does for a desktop, the ultra-mobility of smartphones and tablets has led to different threats and different recommendations for securing these smaller devices.

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