Are Smartphone users more dippy than most?

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Written By: Nigel Stanley
Published: 10th January, 2011
Content Copyright © 2011 Bloor. All Rights Reserved.

....recent reports from Trusteer would suggest so. After gaining access to web server logs from phishing sites they found that:

  • Mobile users are the first to arrive at phishing sites
  • Mobile users accessing phishing websites are three times more likely to submit their login info than desktop PC users
  • Eight times more iPhone users accessed these phishing websites than BlackBerry users

Interesting possible reasons why, ranging from smartphone users having a different cultural attitude to phishing emails through to issues around the smaller screen real estate not able to give as many hints that an email may be a phishing attack.

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