(PRWEB) February 20, 2014
Armor for Android announces the preliminary results of an ongoing mobile security awareness survey. Participants were asked about their mobile security habits specific to use of a device lock screen, the regularity of data backups, and if they have ever encountered any form of mobile malware.
In the Armor for Android survey, respondents displayed a strong capacity for basic mobile security habits but, of course, there is room for improvement. Smartphones are quickly becoming full blown computers for our pockets, as such the need to secure the devices and the information they contain is increasingly important.
An Armor for Android security expert, James Green, said, “Using a lockscreen to secure smartphone data is important, but just as important is using a style of lockscreen that offer real security as well as creating a strong passcode.” The results of the survey suggest that an alarming 18% of smartphone users are still using a slide style lock screen which does not actually provide any level of protection.
Equally alarming were the number of respondents that have encountered mobile malware on their device. The survey suggest that ratio of mobile malware infections in relation to the number of devices worldwide device is similar to the number of PC malware infections on worldwide devices. Installing and using some form of mobile antivirus software is becoming increasingly important to protect smartphones and the sensitive data they contain.
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