Mobile users have been given some tips on measures they can take in order to avoid rogue apps when they are using their smartphones.
Tony Neate, chief executive officer at Get Safe Online, highlighted the fact that an increasing number of people are using their devices for online shopping and social networking.
He explained this means mobile users need to ensure they are protecting themselves, as smartphones contain a wealth of personal and financial data, which he described as "a goldmine for identity fraudsters".
Mr Neate added criminals are also "creating sophisticated forms of malware - malicious software - designed for monetary gain".
He therefore urged mobile users to take responsibility for their own security to avoid being taken in by rogue apps when using their smartphones.
Get Safe Online - an initiative launched jointly by the government, law enforcement, businesses and the public sector - provides computer users with free, independent, user-friendly advice on online security.
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