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December 17, 2013

UK consumers happy with mobile shopping despite security concerns: Tripwire survey

Around 39% of consumers in the UK are happy with the convenience of mobile shopping despite security concerns, according to a survey by Tripwire, a UK-based risk-based security and compliance management solutions provider.

By Verdict Staff

Around 39% of consumers in the UK are happy with the convenience of mobile shopping despite security concerns, according to a survey by Tripwire, a UK-based risk-based security and compliance management solutions provider.

The survey, which was carried out by One Poll in December and questioned 1,000 UK consumers, found that 32% shoppers do not have security to protect the identity and credit card data stored on their mobile devices.

The survey also found that the shoppers will spend around £260 for purchases using their mobile devices. However, only 2% would be comfortable spending over £1,000.

Tripwire EMEA technical director Gavin Millard said the results from their survey highlight the fact that consumers are still not recognising that cybercriminals are targeting mobile devices to collect personal information and for financial gain.

"Because mobile devices are linked to corporate networks and credit cards whilst storing a huge amount of private data, there is a much greater need to keep them secure and protected. Adding a PIN to your lock screen, checking the validity of apps before installing them, and ensuring the SSL certificates on shopping sites are correct is easy to do and will help keep the data stored on mobile devices safe from cybercriminals," Millard added.

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