used with permission from Norton by Symantec
by Nadia Kovacs
If you know anything about online security, you know that your phone is even more susceptible to malware than your computer. It gets worse. Once your phone is hacked, your computer can easily be next. That's because your total online security is only as secure as the weakest link in the chain. When your phone gets hacked, the hack isn't confined to your phone. It spreads, because you probably use your phone on your wireless network and back it up to your computer. Below are the common mobile threats you should be aware of.