Smartphone clickjacking

You face potential clickjacks whenever you go online. That includes times when you access web sites with your smart phone.

It doesn’t matter whether you have an iPhone, Blackberry, Acer Liquid, or any other type of phone. If you go online, then there is a risk that clickjacking could give your phone a virus.

This might sound weird to those who haven’t yet come to terms with the advanced state of wireless phone technology. Some people still think of them as just phones, but they are much more than that. They are small computers that can do many of the things that your laptop and desktop can do. Of course, performing these functions makes them susceptible to the same types of malware as your home computer.

Serious clickjackers are already focusing their efforts on sites that iPhones and similar devices use. It’s just a matter of time before people all over the world use their phones to access the internet more often than they use their computers.

Asian markets have already focused on this trend, and we now see that a huge number of people living in those countries have started using their phones more often to get online.

Sites like twitter.com will continue to push American and European markets in this direction, but those markets are still waiting for cell phone technology and service plans to catch up.

If you are ahead of the curve, then you already use your wireless phone to check email, watch videos, listen to music, and look up information. As you do these things, keep in mind that your phone isn’t safe from clickjacking, viruses, worms, and other types of malware.

I actually worry more about my phone’s susceptibility to clickjacking than my home computer. I keep more personal information on my phone than my home computer. My phone knows who my friends are, where I go, what my bank information is, where I work, and what my interests are. I rely on it every day to everyday things, and those are the bits of information that can unravel a person’s life most easily.

Keep your wits about you when you access web sites through your smartphone. Remember how much important information you have on this little computer and think about how much damage a clickjacked page could cause you.

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