Majority Consumers are ignoring Mobile Security


The majority of consumers who are using mobile devices to access web services are ignoring the feature of mobile security. A recent survey conducted by Allot Communications on current mobile trends confirmed that 89% of consumers do not like to pay for tools which secure their mobile devices.

Though, 68% of the mobile internet consumers admit that they are well aware of the hazards of mobile malware, they are not at all interested in going premium. And in every region, 53% of them want their service providers to do the job.
The study conducted by Allot Communications also confirmed that the consumers would like to go for a one-stop-shop for online protection rather than running around to different resources to independently seek out, evaluate and download security apps.
And the most astonishing discovery in this survey was that one in every 5 consumers have experienced a malware attack in the past 12 months which resulted in either financial or data loss.
As most of the private and public service providers have started to serve their customers with app-based services, the threat level has surged up at an alarming rate says the report.

Allot Communications survey respondents said that device manufacturers should start playing an active role in offering mobile security to their consumers. Around 61% of the respondents believed that the security feature on the mobile should be available to users by default from the manufacturer, instead of buying it outside. And 16% of them believed that their communication service providers should provide such security features as freebies for using their service.

As the world is showing a lot of interest in using Crypto Currencies such as Bitcoins and mobile pay, security features if left ignored can prove disastrous.

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Naveen Goud is a writer at Cybersecurity Insiders covering topics such as Mergers & Acquisitions, Startups, Cyber Attacks, Cloud Security and Mobile Security

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