If you know the enemy face, consider that half of the battle is already won. Therefore, we suggest you get acquainted with the ten things that can interfere with comfortable walks on the Internet (including, with your smartphone).
Spyware: As the name implies, are scripts that are created specifically to spy on you. They collect information about search queries, logins, passwords, credit card data, address books, etc.
Viruses: These are script or program codes that are capable of self-replication, and unauthorized transfer from one computer to another.
Malware: This is the common name for a variety of computer programs designed specifically to harm your computer, server or network. One of the dangers of malicious programs lies in the fact that they are able to penetrate deep into the files, appearing again, even after their removal.
Trojans: Trojans enter your computer disguised as useful or important updates of the program. They are created specifically to cause damage to computers, destroying or altering information on your hard disk.
Adware: These programs are created to ensure that no consent to display advertisements on the screen of a smartphone or computer. It can be pop-up windows, automatically downloads sites, etc.
Malicious toolbars: They replicate the functionality of known panels (such as Yahoo or Google), but that analyze information stored in the memory of a computer or smartphone.
Theft browser: These scripts change the start page of the web browser without any user consent.
Cookie: This is a legitimate files that store information about your visits to Web sites and designed to make using them easier and more convenient. However, if a hacker gets access to the cookies, he learns about you very much.
Worms: This kind of virus that is able to copy the information for themselves from the PC or smart phone.
Common sense: It is the best protection against various kinds of malicious programs. Just avoid questionable sites, do not insert your flash drive in a public computer, do not open email from strangers, etc.
As for smartphones, these relatively new devices are not so heavily exposed to a virus attack. But over time, will appear more and more programs designed to steal information from your iPhone (iPhone), Android (Android) or Blackberry (Blackberry). Therefore, use your common sense and it will save you and your information. Follow above listed 10 things and their prevention method for securing your vital information.