Downloading the wrong apps can get you hacked

Downloading the wrong apps can get you hacked

The dependence on smartphones is a slam dunk for hackers who are constantly lurking because the devices are practically always on and connected to dozens of apps filled with sensitive data.

Hackers find them irresistible since passwords are stored on your phone for your bank, stock trading and gaming apps.

“Mobile devices are often breeding grounds for attackers since a given device has tens or hundreds of mobile applications and account logins, let alone reams of stored, sensitive data,” Michael Isbitski, technical evangelist at Salt Security, a Palo Alto, Calif. based provider of API security told TheStreet.

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