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Experiment Reveals Smart Phone Risks article on Healthcare Info Security

Created: 19 Mar 2012
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Experiment Reveals Smart Phone Risks

'Lost' Phones Illustrate the Vulnerabilities

Symantec recently conducted a clever experiment designed to illustrate the security risks involved in using smart phones. The security firm, working in collaboration with Security Perspectives Inc., intentionally "lost" 50 smart phones at various public places in five cities. The devices were loaded with simulated corporate and personal data. And Symantec had the ability to remotely monitor what happened to each device once it was found.

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