Survey Highlights Mobile Phone Concerns
ONLINE PRIVACY—AUSTRALIAApril 7, 2011
While a recent study by antivirus company Norton found that most Australians fear losing their mobile phones, "only 41 percent have passwords protecting sensitive information on their mobiles," the Herald Sun reports. The survey found that of those who have been victims of the loss or theft of their phones, nearly half listed privacy implications among their primary concerns. The survey also indicated that many Australians are cautious about making purchases or conducting online banking through their phones or allowing their mobile devices' applications to connect with wireless networks and identify their locations.