Protecting Mobile Devices
Hackers and malware are increasingly targeting mobile devices, particularly those use the Android system, although all others are at risk too. Users need to treat these devices as they do computers and take steps to protect them. This includes the following:
1. Establish a password for opening the device. We do this for our notebooks all the time.
2. Avoid downloading unproven apps.
3. Accept all patches.
4. Back up the data.
5. Don't jailbreak the device. Which some people do to free it up from dependence on a single supplier.
For more, check out this article.