Survey: Smartphone Users Unaware of Risks
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAFebruary 18, 2011
Australians are using smartphones more than ever, but some are unfamiliar with the security risks, according to the results of a new survey. Adelaidenow.com reports that 79 percent of users polled were not aware that their phones could track their locations. The study, which was conducted by the Ponemon Institute on behalf of the company AVG, also found that up to a third of smartphone users were not aware of the security risks associated with their devices.