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Lost your Phone?
YOUR SMARTPHONE DATA IS
IN DANGER, HERE'S HOW
What would happen if you lost your phone? Would someone rifle through your personal or corporate information? Is your data safe? To find out, Symantec conducted a national experiment, preloading 60 smartphones with simulated data, intentionally losing them across six Canadian cities, and monitoring the results. We called it "The Honey Stick Project."
SIX CITIES, 60 PHONES, NO PRIVACY
From coast to coast, Canadians have an insatiable appetite for other people's data.
VANCOUVER
Though 33 of the 60 phones were offered to be returned across the country, only three of those were offers from Vancouver phone finders.
CALGARY
Seventy per cent of Calgarians tried to return the phones, but even still, 80 per cent of devices were accessed for more than just "contacts."
TORONTO
Ninety per cent of Toronto users accessed private pictures and 60 per cent looked at the HR salaries application.
OTTAWA
Eighty per cent of Ottawa users accessed social networking applications. It was the highest rate of any city.
MONTREAL
Just five in 10 Montreal users accessed the "contacts" app, but eight in 10 clicked through to the log-in page.
HALIFAX
Halifax users were particularly interested in the "passwords" app, with seven in 10 trying to access it.
READ THE REPORT
The Honey Stick Project illustrates the great risk consumers and businesses face. Data on your smartphone can be at risk. The project found that 93 per cent of devices "lost" were accessed. Eighty-three per cent were accessed for personal data, and 63 per cent clicked on corporate information. While some phones were offered to be returned, the fact is -- good Samaritans are curious. Learn more by reading the full report.
Read the Report
DOWNLOAD THE INFOGRAPHIC
Businesses Beware - check out the infographic on Public Safety Canada's Get Cyber Safe page on what this means for the workplace.
Download the Infographic
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CONTACT
FOR MEDIA ENQUIRIES:
Jacquelyn K Humphrey
Edelman for Symantec
416.850.0383
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