Long before ransomware and large-scale hacks became everyday problems, viruses were crawling into our desktops and infecting our screens.
These days, smartphones and tablets are just as vulnerable as regular computers; malware is often used to subvert your private accounts; and somewhere in the world there’s a cynical coder with an ax to grind or bills to pay who can’t wait to ruin your day.
Your phone is a gateway to a lot of personal data, and malware is often designed to break into your email, online banking and apps.
Getting lazy now could wreak havoc on your smartphone or tablet, and all the networks it’s connected to. The more time the malware has, the more it will try to manipulate your apps and data, as well as steal from you.