A staggeringly high 68 percent of Indians have admitted that they are addicted to their mobile phones, according to a survey conducted by Symantec. The survey also claims that such is the attachment to their mobile phones that 43 percent of them consider their mobile phones to be the top two things they would save in case of a fire.
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The Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 studies the diverse trends in the consumer mobility space. Apart from the above observations, the survey also states that an alarming 53 percent of Indians have at least lost their phones once. Mobile security-wise we don’t fare any better either, with 29 percent users not securing their phones with a password and nearly 40 percent of them not aware that there are security solutions to help protect their phones. This is quite a dangerous habit considering nearly 69 percent of Indians access Internet through their mobile devices and 31 percent also access work emails on their mobile devices. Also Read - Infinix Smart 5A vs Realme C25s - Head to Head Comparison of Display, RAM, Processor, Camera Features, Battery Performance, Price in India, and Many Other Specifications
In addition to studying the trends among consumers, Symantec also studied key trends in the enterprise mobility space in a survey called the Symantec State of Mobility Survey 2013.The survey observed that an incredible 72 percent of Indian businesses have been exposed to malware, spam and phishing in the past one year and of these, nearly 37 percent have also lost critical information and revenue due to these incidents. On a positive note though, to counter such incidents, around 45 percent of enterprises have ensured that mobile devices in their network have proper safeguards installed, while on the other hand 40 percent restrict the use of mobile phones altogether.