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U.S. Lawmaker Questions Mobile-Phone Security After U.K. Hacking

The unfolding phone-hacking scandal in Britain is heightening concern about the security of mobile devices, prompting one U.S. lawmaker to query companies including Apple Inc. and Google Inc. about potential risks.

“As mobile devices become more integrated into our daily lives and do more critical functions like e-banking, then we’ll see more hacking incidents because you’ll have higher reward,” Chenxi Wang, a San Francisco-based security analyst at Forrester Research Inc., said in an interview.