Cyber-criminals can hack your smart phone just like they'd hack your computer.
A spokesperson for ProtectMyID.com, an identity protection service sold by credit bureau Experian, said one in every seven of those hackers is a friend or relative of their victims. They call that "friendly fraud."
Doesn't sound very friendly to me.
These are user-friendly, though. They are ProtectMyID.com's tips to prevent smart phone hacking:
* Password protect your phone with a unique password. Use different passwords for each online account. The Secret Service recommends passwords with at least eight characters, mixing letters, numbers, symbols and cases.
* When finished, log out of applications that automatically access payment information.