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95% of smart phones are unprotected

New research has shed light on the lack of security among mobile devices around the globe, with only five per cent having any kind of security software installed on them.

Juniper Research found that 95 per cent of smartphones and tablets are unprotected, leaving them vulnerable to malware attacks, fraud and theft.

The company said mobile operators and device manufacturers need to recognise the growing threats facing their customers and build security features into their offerings.

This could include Track the Device and Lock and Wipe functions, which would kick in if the device was stolen to prevent data from being accessed.

Read more: BCS.org

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