Among the recent targets of Web criminals are students, renters, and romance-seekers; everyone is at risk though, so keep your defenses up, up, up.
In a warning issued by a government task force, mobile users are told to beware of malware that is especially lured to Android's operating system and ways to avoid it.
It may take more than an ounce of prevention to avoid falling prey to the growing number of online criminals and their increasingly sophisticated deceptions.
"The size of the worldwide Android audience and lack of current speaker options gives us a significant opportunity to introduce our products to a new group of consumers," says Evan Stein, iHome's director of marketing.
When a Web vendor fails to live up to its promises about product delivery and availability, your best bet may be to register your complaint with the Federal Trade Commission or other third party rather than seeking redress directly from the company.
An earlier version of this story and its headline significantly mischaracterized a key metric used in the IC3 report. The overall finding of the report was that complaints regarding Internet-related crimes rose 33 percent in 2008.
Nondelivery of goods was at the top of the list of complaints, according to a report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center.
E-mail pretending to contain information on a fictitious FBI vs. Facebook case contains malicious code for the Storm worm botnet.
While overall number of complaints declined compared with previous years, the total dollar value in losses hit a record, Internet Crime Complaint Center report shows.