Indians have highest smartphone security fears: Survey
Brazil and Russia (88 per cent each), Germany (86 per cent) and China and Italy (both at 85 per cent) were the other countries with high level of security concerns while respondents in Hong Kong (70 per cent), Belgium/Netherlands (74 per cent) and the US and Japan (77 per cent each) were the least concerned by comparison.
The global consumer study by Juniper Networks found that four out of five people cite "level of security" as a top or high priority when buying or using smartphones and tablet computers and more than half are anxious about losing their mobile devices, protecting their identities and protecting their families with parental controls.
At the same time, nearly three out of four people surveyed use their mobile devices to share or access sensitive personal or business information.
The research, commissioned by Juniper and conducted by KRC Research and Synovate with more than 6,000 smartphone and tablet users across 16 countries, reveals a blurring of the lines between the personal and business use of mobile devices and highlights the need for more stringent and better integrated mobile security.
Almost 44 per cent of respondents use their devices for both personal and business purposes, while fewer than 4 per cent use them strictly for business.
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