Users do not separate themselves from their tablets and smartphone or to sleep, but they fail to protect them Symantec has released data from the 2013 Norton Cybercrime Report, which concludes that although the Japan Mobile Database number of adults who have suffered the effects of cybercrime has decreased, the average cost per victim has increased by 50% 1.
“Today cybercriminals use increasingly sophisticated attacks, such as ransomware or spear-phishing , which allow them to get more money with each attack than ever,” explained Roberto Testa, Consumer Marketing Manager at Norton by Symentec. “Based on the results extracted from the Norton Report, such as that 49% of users use their mobile devices both to work and to play, it can be deduced that there are many new risks for companies, since cybercriminals have the possibility to access even more valuable information ”.
The report also reveals that about half of users worry about their devices to the point of sleeping with them and still do not protect them. In fact, 44% of smartphone and tablet users do not comply with basic precautions such as using passwords, installing security solutions or creating copies of their files. This type of oversight puts the user and their online identity at risk.
“If this were an exam, mobile device Brother Cell Phone List users would fail it,” says Roberto Testa. “While consumers do protect their computers, there is a general lack of awareness when it comes to doing the same with their smartphone and tablet. It is as if they have security alarm systems in their homes, but they leave their cars open and with the windows down ”.
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58% of European mobile device users are unaware of the existence of security solutions specially designed for these devices.
40% of working adults use their work device to consult or send personal emails and 24% to access their social networks2.
30% of social network users share their passwords with other users and 38% contact people they do not know.
54% of adults use public or insecure Wi-Fi networks and 26% access their bank accounts through them.