October 30, 2015

Unpatched, Passcode-Free Smartphones. Yes, They're Everywhere

Results make Android seem scary this All Hallows' Eve. Users in both enterprises and at home are failing to take basic precautions against an increasing range of mobile threats, according to a new survey by security firm Skycure. The majority (52 percent) of devices do not have any type of passcode enabled, including alphanumeric, biometric, and swipe codes. And around a third (30 per cent) of devices were running an out-of-date OS.

In fact, one in three Android devices is still vulnerable to one of the recent high-profile Android attacks because of the OS issues. Tardiness by manufacturers in pushing out Android updates is at least as much a factor as users failing to update...

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