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Infographic: iPhone users and security concerns

Does your organization support iPhones? You might want to share this infographic, which illustrates the major security concerns of iPhone users, to help promote security awareness for this device.

This infographic, developed for Lookout Mobile Security, illustrates the general attitude of iPhone users toward security concerns.

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6 comments
stephen.holland
stephen.holland

You could install the free apple find my phone app, connect you iPhone to you PC (or Mac occasionally) to use iTunes to back it up, or if you are on iOS 5.x.x you could backup to iCloud, ensure that your phone asked permission to join WiFi networks and use your head when you use an app.

Regulus
Regulus

You can't print this graphic out on one page and have it still be readable. It should have been broken down into 4, or maybe 5 segments.

rhonin
rhonin

For the graphic titled " concern over the data stored on their system" I am wondering if this is tied to unwanted remote access or data concerns fueled by loss of the iPhone. Most folks I know with an iPhone believe their chance of garnering a piece of malware or wild app is fairly small unless they are among the more versatile jailbreak users - the ones who apply more than a theme. Love the graphic. I wonder if it painting a realistic picture.....

seanferd
seanferd

Unsure of how to secure their devices? I think sloth is a big factor here. No passcodes? 15% misplace their phones once a week? (I can't find my other shoe.) Users I've met sure spend a lot of time playing with the phones and downloading silly apps. Maybe if they spent 1% of that time with the documentation and following security guidelines, they could allay their own concerns a tiny bit. And there's that whole big internet they are connected to, with loads of Apple-specific information. Inability to search or visit the Apple site, or visit a "Genius"? No point in being concerned if you don't do anything about it.

chrisbedford
chrisbedford

The clue is in the bottom right-hand corner. This is obviously the result of a "survey" with highly prejudicial, vaguely worded questions that can be [b]interpreted[/b] as per the "info"graphic. Advertgraphic, more like. As Seanf says above, if people really were concerned they'd do something about it.

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