Online and Mobile Safety Sixty-one percent of consumers don’t know how to secure their connected devices, and hackers are aware of this vulnerability.
Since 2012, over 1 billion mobile devices have been activated worldwide, but according to consumer reports the mobile sector represents the weakest security link in information technology today.
What thieves want
While most people know how to secure their home computers, many don’t know how to protect their mobile devices. That’s created an opportunity for criminals. Over 1 billion records were breached last year alone, and 25 percent of all devices encounter a security threat each month.
“The number of threats from hackers goes up year over year,” says Dave Schuette, EVP and president of Enterprise Business for Synchronoss Technologies. “What hackers want to get to is less about mobile security and more about taking your identity.”