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Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet

Essential security apps for your smartphone and tablet
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Hackers would love to weasel their way on to your smartphone or tablet, just like they try to do your computer. That's how they steal sensitive information like account details, passwords, important texts, intimate photos and whatever else possible.

Unfortunately for them, mobile gadgets are a bit harder to crack than the average computer. So hackers have to be even sneakier and use malicious apps, hidden Wi-Fi attacks or simply walk off with your gadget.

Here are three steps you need to take now so you’re not their next victim.

1. Keep viruses and malware off of your phone

Your phone isn't just vulnerable to direct attacks. Hackers use your contacts to send you malicious links. They also use "honeypot" websites to trick you into downloading vulnerable apps. The following apps protects you from both viruses and sinister tricks that hackers use to place malware on gadgets.

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