Lax security puts smartphone users at risk, report finds

12/30/2011 |

About 70% of U.S. smartphone owners have never installed security software on their devices, with many of them wrongly believing their phones are already protected, research from the National Cyber-Security Alliance and McAfee indicates. While many consumers are attentive to the way third-party applications plan to use their personal data, attitudes about data theft remain lax, even though about 32.5 million Americans use smartphones to access bank accounts, according to data from comScore.

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