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IT Professionals Don't Walk The Walk On Mobile Security

(Jennifer Bosavage, ChannelWeb) A new survey finds that IT security professionals are suffering from "password fatigue" when it comes to using their mobile devices.

Credant Technologies, an endpoint data security vendor, surveyed 227 IT professionals for its study, many of whom were from companies with more than 1,000 employees. Thirty-five percent responded that they just don't get around to using passwords on their business phones and smartphones, although they may contain sensitive and confidential information.

The study found that IT professionals are only marginally better at using passwords than the general population; A survey conducted earlier in the year by Credant found that 40 percent of all users don't use passwords on their mobile phones. Different types of sensitive information are kept unprotected on smartphones and mobiles. For example, 23 percent said they store business e-mails, 12 percent have bank account details and 5 percent have credit card information unprotected on their devices.

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