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Beware of malware...on your smartphone

A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of evil software showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year.

A new study from a firm called NQ Mobile says instances of malware showing up in mobile phones were up 163 percent last year. It's particularly a problem in Russia, China, and India, but malware by phone went up nearly 10 percent in the U.S.

Lindsey Turrentine, editor-in-chief of CNET Reviews, joins Marketplace Tech host David Brancaccio to explain.

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David Brancaccio is the host of Marketplace Morning Report. Follow David on Twitter @DavidBrancaccio

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