Wireless communication device users may want to pay close attention to how they manage their devices.
According to Spencer Parker, group product manager at Websense, smartphones are proving problematic for IT departments in companies.
Mr Spencer explained: "You bring your iPhone into work, and want email on that. The IT department then has a balancing act; they're losing access to that data because they're putting it onto a device they no longer own or control – is that an accessible risk?
"Maybe that [person] needs to get his work done, and the only way of doing it is on their phone, because [the company is] not providing the phone to do it."
The comments follow news from Kaspersky Lab, suggesting that the total volume of mobile malware in 2011 will be double that of 2010.
Indeed, over 50 malicious Android operating system applications were detected in the first quarter of the year, suggested that these wireless communication device customers might want to double check the security on their phones.