Study: Simple PINs fail to secure mobile devices

08/21/2013 | Techworld (U.K.)

Most people employ passcodes to protect their wireless devices, but the great majority of them use simple PIN codes that fail to fully secure their phones or tablets, according to a study from mobile management firm Fiberlink, which looked at 200,000 client devices. The company found less than 10% of users deployed a complex or alphanumeric combination for their PINs, while 15% failed to secure their devices entirely. Public sector and financial service employees were the most careful users, while educational workers were the least concerned about security.

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