Smartphone Users Unaware of Mobile Identity Theft Threats

SmartphoneExperts say that more than 40% of smartphone owners do not understand how to protect their gadgets.

According to a recent research by LifeLock, more than 40% of smartphone owners in the U.S. recognize that poorly informed about information security standards and do not know how to protect yourself and your mobile phone.

Thus, according to the results of this August online-survey, participants were 2,000 smartphone owners, the researchers found that many of them convey content in an insecure manner and expose themselves to the threat of attack fraud. The experts respondents divided into several categories, depending on the type of fraud from which they can be damaged.

According to a survey it was found that:

  • 44% of respondents use online-banking or similar applications that provide access to their financial data.
  • 35% of those who have applications for access to social networks, provide information about the location of your device.
  • 36% of respondents do not use protection in the form of a pin-code tracking software and remote access to the gadget.

“It is quite clear that the majority of respondents are not taking basic steps to protect their mobile devices – the vice-president of LifeLock Neil Chase. – The results are different in different age groups. Thus, users aged 18 to 34 years more likely to use the same password to access multiple applications than those who are 35-54 years old. Nevertheless, the most careful are people who are over 55 years old. ”

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