Gordon Brown's security advisor warns smartphones pose security risk

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London, June 26 (ANI): Lord West, a Security Advisor to British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, has warned that people owning high-tech mobile phones may be at risk of having their personal information hacked.

He said that he himself used a "Stone Age" Nokia handset to avoid any security risks.

While experts often warn that using text messages to access bank accounts may make confidential data open to interception, Lord West points out that the new generation of internet-enabled smartphones were particularly vulnerable to hacking.

"When you get one of those marvellous new ones that you touch and everything else, you have opened yourself up to all the internet issues," the Telegraph quoted him as saying.

"Suddenly people can get access to all sorts of data," he added. (ANI)

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