Attacks on mobile devices doubled

Thursday - 3/24/2011, 3:47pm EDT

Here's another reason to be careful with your cell phone - Security firm Kapersky Lab says the number of malicious programs targeting mobile devices has doubled.

The company says the Android mobile platform has drawn lots of attention.

It's not only your smart phone that's at risk. Malware can also infect basic cell phones. Many of the threats stem from SMS Trojans, which can send messages to premium rate numbers without your knowledge.

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