In its latest report, MaAfee looked at how people (fail to) protect their mobile phones and tablets. Some 3,000 consumers were asked to answer few questions and their responses are weird, to say the least. Here are the key findings:
- A majority of consumers in the UK and Germany stick with the first PIN they were ever given. In contrast, French and American respondents are more likely to opt for their lucky number.
- More than one in ten use the same PIN across multiple devices and accounts.
- Over half (55%) of all respondents admit that they have shared their PINs or passwords with others. This number is higher for tablets (61% have shared their PIN) than it is for mobiles (49% have shared their PIN).
- Only one in five respondents have backed up the data on their phone and tablet in case it’s stolen. In addition, 15% save password information on their phone, most commonly in the “notes” section.
- Almost half of respondents allow their children access to their mobile or tablet, while one in six admit that their child knows their PIN or password. 10% are even happy to share their password to iTunes or other app purchasing sites to enable their kids to buy apps.
And here’s infographic with these and few other details. The full report, titled “Mobile Security: McAfee Consumer Trends” is available from here.
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