Mobile Security: Why Your Smartphone Needs to Be Secure

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We all heard the story several months ago. As an experiment, security company Symantec placed fifty “lost” smartphones around cities in America and Canada and watched to see what happened. Each cell phone was monitored to determine what happened when those lost cell phones were found.

As the smartphones were picked up by strangers, Symantec found:

  • 43 percent of the people who found them opened an app titled “online banking”
  • 53 percent opened a file called “HR salaries”
  • 57 percent accessed a file labeled “saved passwords”
  • 60 percent checked the phones’ e-mail and social networking sites
  • 72 percent browsed through a folder labeled “private photos”

Even scarier, only half of the phones were returned. The owner’s name was labeled in a contacts file, but that didn’t seem to deter 50 percent of finders from keeping their newly found smartphones.

Read my full article on D&B Credibility Corporation

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