Global Smartphone Boom Poses Huge Internet Fraud Threat to Consumers

By Michele Neubert, NBC News, and Alastair Jamieson, msnbc.com

LONDON – Rapidly increasing global ownership of smartphones and tablets will expose consumers and governments to much higher risks of Internet fraud and hacking, according to an expert.

Martin Sadler, director of the Cloud and Security Lab at HP in Bristol, England, said the expected rise in the number of electronic devices — connecting billions more people to the Internet — would make cyberattacks more likely.

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