Surge in Smartphone Malware Reported

More than ever, Android and iPhone smartphone users need to be vigilant over their digital appendages, with as much as three out of 10 people likely to encounter an unsafe link this year, according to a recently released report. Lookout, a smartphone security company that monitors apps on Android, Blackberry and Windows Mobile, issued the "Lookout Mobile Threat Report" and found Android users are two and a half times as likely to encounter malware today than 6 months ago, with half a million to one million people affected by some kind of malicious code in the first half of 2011.