Study uncovers lack of cyber safety among mobile users

Washington, D.C. — A study released Wednesday by the National Cyber Security Alliance and McAfee revealed a false sense of cyber security for mobile users.

The survey, conducted by Zogby International, found that 72% of Americans have never installed data protection applications or security software on their smartphones in order to protect against data loss or against viruses and malware.

The lack of security doesn’t slow smartphone use, the study found. In fact, 44% use their smartphones to access the Internet and 75% say they access the Internet more frequently on their device today than they did one year ago.

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