Mobile phone users need to be aware of the fact their device is always susceptible to an attack.
This is according to Martyn Ruks, technical director at MWR InfoSecurity, which support clients in identifying, managing and mitigating their information security risks.
Mr Ruks explained that there is value in wireless communication device users recognising this, as the information contained inside their handset can be often of a sensitive nature.
"There are people who are interested in gaining access to those," he explained.
"The first step is the user understanding that there is something that needs protecting. The next step is really acting with an amount of common sense. That [means] understanding that adding additional software to that phone may expose you to risk."
He did, however, concede that mobile phones generally have slightly more protection than normal PCs, adding that this is due to the fact that the phone software is distributed through a single source.
Posted by Andre Dixon