10 ways to keep your phone safe

10 ways to keep your phone safe
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By Kimberly Palmer

If you're one of the 58 percent of Americans who own a smartphone, then you probably use it every day. In addition to making calls and sending texts, you might use it for directions, to post to social media, browse the Internet and shop. It's those last few activities that can put your privacy most at risk.

Cyber experts say the rapid adoption of smartphones into daily life – especially for shopping, which requires the exchange of payment information – leaves many people vulnerable to financial attacks. A 2013 Norton report found that 1 in 3 smartphone users have experienced some form of cybercrime. Protecting yourself doesn't have to be expensive or time-consuming, but you should consider following these 10 steps.

There's no reason to stop leveraging your phone for convenience and productivity, but just be sure to apply a few street smarts first.

Click through the gallery above to discover the 10 ways to keep your phone safe.

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