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Lots of people, including myself, love their smartphone.  Mine is virtually an extension of my arm and goes with me everywhere. But that innocent looking phone in your hand is also a weapon if handled by the wrong person.  Which is why it is essential that you put a PIN lock on the phone, to prevent any unnecessary access, and limit what information apps have access to, about yourself.

The infographic today shows the various “threats, vulnerabilities and risks with mobile devices in enterprise”. It seems that it is a good job being a New York City cab driver as 200 smartphones are lost in NYC cabs every day.  And 95% of people who found a smartphone “tried to access it”.  Whether this means they just tried to find the owner’s details or if they tried to snoop around in a devious manner, is unclear. But again, this proves that a PIN lock is invaluable.  And here was everyone laughing at me for my paranoid behaviour, having multiple PIN’s for everything….

Let us know in the comments below what you think of the infographic. Would you ever try to access a phone you had just found? Have you ever had malware installed on your phone? Let us know in the comments below.

Infographic Source: Fixmo
Image Source: Mr T in DC

  1. Kshitij Verma
    January 19, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    Great infographic! I remember I was pretty shocked when I read that the Samsung galaxy s3 stores it's user's password in a plain text format.

  2. Douglas Mutay
    November 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

    Wow! these numbers are a little bit scary!

  3. Lisa Santika Onggrid
    November 12, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    That's why I love my dumbphone. No worry of malware, less vulnerabilities (it doesn't even connected to the internet). I can call and text all day and it will just get it done.

    • Douglas Mutay
      November 13, 2012 at 12:49 pm

      Lol! you're right Lisa ;-)

  4. Boni Oloff
    November 12, 2012 at 11:32 am

    The better the phone technology, the more vulnerabilities.. :D

  5. Terafall
    November 12, 2012 at 2:49 am

    Thanks for the infographic.

  6. Roystan Ang
    November 11, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    "200 smartphones are lost everyday..."
    lolwut?

    • Joel Lee
      November 12, 2012 at 3:36 pm

      "...in NYC cabs"

      Even more of a headscratcher!

      • Lisa Santika Onggrid
        November 12, 2012 at 4:20 pm

        I wonder how many cab driver get a new phone everyday lol. No offense.

      • Jon Smith
        November 13, 2012 at 5:10 am

        95% of people try access it, that scares me

    • Boni Oloff
      November 14, 2012 at 4:21 am

      Maybe because of the size.. It is to small to realize that you miss it.

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