Poor security awareness leaves UK consumers vulnerable to cyber-crime

UK consumer’s fast and carefree approach to mobile apps is leaving them vulnerable to cyber-criminals looking to infect mobile devices and steal information from oblivious victims according to new research from RiskIQ.

The mobile apps survey sourced answers from 1016 UK adults aged 18 and above. It found that nearly half (45 percent) of UK adults do not scrutinise app details while 60 percent never or only occasionally review the privacy policy and permissions prior to downloading.

Source: Poor security awareness leaves UK consumers vulnerable to cyber-crime

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