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'Lack of awareness' among mobile phone users about cybercrime threat

&#39 Lack of awareness&#39 among mobile phone users about cybercrime threat : 'Lack of awareness' among mobile phone users about cybercrime threat
Only a third of consumers have installed anti-virus software on their mobile phone, even though 94% appreciate the importance of data security, according to a survey. Nearly 24 million Britons use their mobile to buy, and nearly 23 million use Internet banking, according to the Virgin Mobile survey, but only 34% have protected their phone with 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 numerical access code to ensure access to their phones, while 11% admit that they have never changed any of their online passwords. Even among those who consider themselves taking data security seriously, 7% have used public WiFi to send banking data. Despite rising levels of computer crime, a fifth of Britons (17%) do not believe anyone can steal information from their phone, while almost one in three (29%) believe that security applications are not necessary On mobile phones. Virgin Mobile commissioned the survey, as 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, our research shows a lack of security awareness." People who protect themselves from the growing threat of cybercrime in the device they use the most. " director Jessica Barker said:" The British public is increasingly aware of cyber security and the overwhelming majority are Agree that it is important. However, there is a gap between this knowledge and behaviors. "One factor driving this is that cyber security can seem difficult and overwhelming. However, it does not have to be that way, and online security is increasingly important." With increasingly powerful and connected phones, People use them to do internet banking, shopping, sharing content on social networks and even sending intimate selfies. "This information can be vulnerable to attacks like anything on the Internet, but there are many simple steps you can take to better protect yourself and protect your data." Opinium surveyed 2,006 UK adults online from 12 to 16 May. JOBS PROPERTY LOCAL ENGINES BUSINESS READERS TRAVEL BUY PHOTOS PLACE AN AD DATING The Cumberland News

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