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How Hackers Target Smartphone Users

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Hacker group LulzSec may have thrown in the towel, but that doesn't mean the web is any safer.

According to Lookout Mobile Security, there were over 100,000 phishing attacks which targeted sites like Facebook, banking sites, government agencies, and donation sites. Although for years, attacks had taken place within the confines of a desktop browser or email client, with the explosive rise of smartphones, hackers now have a greater number of opportunities to nab your personal data.

Courtesy of Lookout, here's an infographic which compiles some hacker tricks of the trade as well as a few tips to protect your iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone from attack.

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