ONS Report Highlights Confusion Over ‘Smartphone Security’

ONS Report Highlights Confusion Over ‘Smartphone Security’

The Office of National Statistics (ONS) has warned that a lack of awareness about mobile security may be a cause for concern in the future, as smartphone threats mount.

Published yesterday, the latest ONS bulletin, Internet access – households and individuals, Great Britain: 2018, revealed that mobile phones are the most popular device used to access the internet, with 78% of UK adults logging-on in 2018.

However, there are question marks around security. Over a quarter (26%) of respondents said they didn’t have any on their device while 24% said they didn’t know if there was security installed.

By Phil Muncaster

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