More consumers are buying smartphones. So more criminals are taking aim at those devices, reports the New York Times. Criminals still prefer PCs for stealing personal data, bank and credit card account numbers as well as for running frauds. However, most PC attacks focus on Microsoft’s decade-old Windows XP operating system, which is slowly being replaced by the more secure Windows 7. Over the next few years, hackers will have to find new targets.

With smartphones outselling PCs for the first time--421 million of the hand-held computers are expected to be sold worldwide this year, according to market analysts at IDC--the...

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