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A single third of consumers have installed anti-virus software on their mobile phone even though 94% appreciate the importance of data security, a survey has found. Nearly 24 million Britons use their mobile to buy, and nearly 23 million use Internet banking services, according to the survey. Nearly 24 million Britons use their mobile to buy, and nearly 23 million use Internet banking services. 34% have protected your phone with the software. Meanwhile, 17% of Britons admit to storing their passwords on their mobile phone. Of these, 43% keep passwords in the Notes application, 28% keep them as the organization's names in their contact list and 26% keep them under celebrity names. 43% do not use a numeric code to ensure access to their phones, while 11% admit that they have never changed any of their passwords online. Even among those considered to take data security seriously, 7% have used public WiFi to send bank details. Despite the increasing levels of cybercrime, (17%) do not think anyone will steal information Of its phone, while nearly one in three (29%) believe that security applications are not necessary on mobile phones. Virgin Mobile commissioned the survey when it launched a mobile security package, Including a password manager service, For all customers for free during the first year of use. Jeff Dodds, Managing Director of Virgin Mobile, said: "While Brits spend more time surfing the web on their smartphones than on laptops," British citizenship is increasingly aware of cybersecurity and overwhelming Cyber-crime situation, "said Cyber.uk director Jessica Barker.Most agree that it is important.However, there is a gap between this awareness and behaviors." One driving factor in this is that cyber security May seem difficult and overwhelming. However, it does not have to be that way, and online security is increasingly important. "Powerful and connected, people use them to do internet banking, buy, share content on social media and even Send close