Threat Level Mobile [INFOGRAPHIC]

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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

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Comments (11)
  • Kshitij Verma

    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.

  • Douglas Mutay

    Wow! these numbers are a little bit scary!

  • Lisa Santika Onggrid

    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.

  • Boni Oloff

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

  • Terafall

    Thanks for the infographic.

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