Survey reveals increasing risk of sloppy mobile security habits

August 2005
Credit Control;2005, Vol. 26 Issue 8, p47
Trade Publication
The article reports on the increasing risk of sloppy mobile security habits in Great Britain, according to "The Mobile Usage Survey 2005." The survey found that 30 percent of mobile device users do not use passwords or any other security protection. And yet, three out of ten use mobile devices to store their PIN numbers, passwords and other information.


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