Celebs aren’t the only ones who need to be worried about protecting their text messages. With so many texts being sent that include private or confidential information, we all need to be aware of how to protect ourselves. Encrypting an SMS message is one of the few ways to ensure that private information stays private - even if it falls into the wrong hands.
(PRWeb UK) June 12, 2010
Millions of Brits are failing to learn a lesson from some recent celebrity faux pas by sending texts containing confidential information, according to a new survey by text encryption service Kyptext. The survey revealed that more than 600,000 texts containing personal or confidential information are sent each day by people across the UK.
Nearly two-thirds of people have sent confidential information via text, despite the fact that their personal data could easily fall in to the wrong hands. More worryingly 84 per cent of consumers surveyed confessed to accidentally sending a text message to the wrong person.
Over 60 per cent of those questioned admitted to storing confidential information such as their bank details, a PIN code or their house alarm number, as a text message. With as many as 10,000 mobile phones are stolen every month, unprotected texts are leaving millions of people across the UK vulnerable to deception.
Bernadette Ebene, Managing Director of Kryptext said: “Celebs aren’t the only ones who need to be worried about protecting their text messages. With so many texts being sent that include private or confidential information, we all need to be aware of how to protect ourselves. Encrypting an SMS message is one of the few ways to ensure that private information stays private - even if it falls into the wrong hands.”
Kryptext has been available to businesses for over a decade, but has recently been launched for use by consumers too. From as little as £49 for a lifetime licence for a mobile phone number people can have peace of mind that should a text be miss-sent, or mobile phone fall into the wrong hands, they don’t risk either personal embarrassment or financial loss.
To find out more visit kryptext.com.
Notes to editors:
Using government-level encryption technology to protect your mobile phone and its contents, all messages sent using Kryptext can only be deciphered when both the sender and recipient enter a personal pass code.
Kryptext protects against SMS text interception. It is popular amongst celebrities, security organisations and government agencies because encrypted SMS texting is more secure than any other form of secure
For more information contact:
Kryptext Press Office
Tel: 0844 443 8525