PDA users disregard security risks

Friday, 24 May 2002, 11:57 AM EST

Pointsec Mobile Technologies and Infosecurity Europe, who commissioned the survey, said that PDA owners commonly download the contents of their personal and business lives on to the machines, but many users fail to encrypt or password-protect the information, which can include PIN numbers, customer details, credit and social security details.

The survey found that one in four users are not bothering to protect their device with a password, even though a third of them use it to store confidential corporate information and to access corporate networks. Ten percent of PDA users keep their bank account details on their devices.

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