Storing personal information on your device? Your privacy could be at risk

Are you storing your personal information on your smartphone or tablet? It may seem quite normal, but doing also may also expose your device to fraudulent websites and apps seeking to harvest your personal data.

45% of smartphone users and 61% of desktop and laptop users in the UK are storing their personal information on their devices.

While the risk to one's personal information posed by third-party app stores is well-known, considering that such app stores lack basic anti-malware detection and quarantine features and thereby act as hubs for trojans, malware, ransomware and spyware, those downloading apps from official app stores and browsing on their smartphones are also at risk of data theft or malware infections.