Beware the malware lurking on Android Market, don’t let 2012 become the year of the bad application for you.

Android’s openness is also its weakness when it comes to malware. But some simple user education can reduce the risk, says KPMG security expert Malcolm Marshall.

The massive adoption of smartphones and tablets in 2011 was accentuated by the Christmas period sales figures. According to mobile analytics firm Flurry, close to seven million new smartphones were activated globally on Christmas Day.

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