People with one of the market's latest mobile phones to their name may wish to take note of the security risks associated with such devices.<br/><br/>Paul Allen, editor of Computeractive, says viruses and malware will become threats to those using iPhones, HTCs and BlackBerry devices in the future.<br/><br/>"I don't think it matters what the medium is; if people think there's an opportunity to either mislead to a commercial advantage or defraud people, they'll take it," he states.<br/><br/>The expert suggests using some common sense when it comes to security and anti-virus protection, although this is currently in short supply in the market.<br/><br/>Mr Allen notes risks will "certainly" develop, so considering them now could pay off in the long run.<br/><br/>His comments come shortly after a report by the European Network and Information Security Agency found the greatest problems for smartphone users include spyware, poor data cleansing and accidental leakage.<br/><br/>Posted by Simon Thomas<img alt="ADNFCR-2155-ID-800298312-ADNFCR" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/feedtrack/justcopyright.gif?feedid=2155&itemid=800298312" /><br /><br /><script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="http://feeds.directnews.co.uk/client_includes/bookmarking/bookmarks.js"> </script>

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