When smartphones first came out, it was pretty rare for them to get a virus. But hackers simply needed some time to catch up with the rapidly growing platform. Unfortunately, now they have caught up, smartphone users can be susceptible to attacks if theyâ€™re not careful. The sad news for Android users is that their phones are considerably more at risk to viruses than iPhones. That said, iPhones certainly arenâ€™t exempt from malware. The idea that hackers canâ€™t infiltrate Apple products was disproved years ago. So, how do you protect your smartphone from viruses that could put your private and precious data in the wrong hands? Here are five suggestions to help protect your phone from harm:
Yesterday, 30 July evidently was D-Day for what could be the biggest security risk yet seen n Apple’s iPhone. The vulnerability was discovered by Charlie Miller and Collin Mulliner (æã‚ã—ã„), who advise that any user who finds an SMS message which contains a sole square character should immediately turn their phone off. Apple have yet to patch this vulnerability which could allow, “someone [to] pretty quickly take over every iPhone in the world”.