Smart phone users can help protect their info against hackers

January 20, 2011 5:41:31 PM PST
Smart phones are becoming more and more popular and that means they are also a bigger target for hackers.

An increasing number of consumers are using mobile devices to conduct business like banking and shopping. There are steps you can take to prevent your private information from getting into the wrong hands.

"It's really important to see if you have some anti-viral protection on there. The other really important thing is, if you're going to be doing banking or you're going to access really private information, to change your password on a regular basis," says nick Bilton, from

So although it may look like a cell phone, what you have in your hands is a computer that needs to be protected just like your home computer or laptop.