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Burgess to Android Users: Protect Your Devices Now.

If you're on Android, you're probably not as safe from malware as you think.

Mobile computing continues to grow like crazy. So is the risk of getting viruses and malware on those smartphones and tablets you use.

Take note if yours runs the Android OS. According to a new study from Retrevo, Android users are more susceptible to malware than iPhone or BlackBerry users. Why? Android folk take fewer precautions. They don't properly protect their devices.

Wake up call! Check out this new Retrevo Gadgetology Study.

Do Android users have some false sense of security? Time to shed it and protect your Android smartphone or tablet.


Get some great utilities -- I'll introduce you to some in my very next column. Notice how well Apple iPhone and RIM Blackberry compare in this data. Let's keep your Android smartphone or tablet humming -- and just as malware-protected as the other guy's.

Brian Burgess is the executive editor at BYTE. Follow him @mysticgeek. Got a comment or idea? Send it to him at Brian@BYTE.com.

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