A recent study shows that there are a lot of malicious-code attacks being aimed at mobile devices. Such malware is often hidden within legitimate applications, which makes it hard to detect. There are different consequences of being infected with malicious programs, including the fact that malware can compromise information on your device. Backing up important data from your mobile devices might be a good precaution, because there might be circumstances that you will not be able to predict. You should take into account that programs like Google Earth, or other popular software and games can contain malware. This is a relatively new occurrence when it comes to mobile devices, because even thought such tactics were utilized by creators of PC malware, only recently mobile devices became in danger as well.