Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Trends: Survey finds sloppy smart phone users

According to the Mobile Usage Survey, 1 out of 3 mobile computer and smart phone users do not use a password or PIN code to protect their devices. Yet many of these store important information on them, including passwords and other corporate information. The survey also reported that 22% of the interviewees said they lost their device in the past.

All mobile devices that allow you to put important information also have some protection built in. Smart phones often offer a wallet application, that you should protect with a PIN code. While emails and files are often left unprotected on the phone, you can often set a password on the file itself, or set the device to ask for the PIN on bootup.


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