Internet security risks increase when mobile apps are left signed in

Intercede, a digital identity firm, has compiled a survey featuring 2,000 consumers and has concluded that mobile broadband internet security risks increase when mobile apps are kept signed in. This study has revealed that when sensitive mobile apps are kept by default as automatically signed into, the ultimate end users of mobile phones are simply leaving themselves vulnerable and open to innumerable internet security breaches, online. This situation also increases the risk of the mobile devices to ‘internet hacker attacks’.

Intercede’s survey has also revealed that three-fourths of the total 2,000 respondents who use email as well as social media apps, are regularly leaving themselves simply logged in, either into emails or into sensitive apps that feature in their mobile devices. This study featured 37% of shopping apps like Amazon and 23% of mobile banking software, while PayPal accounted for 27%. This situation makes it all the more easier for thieves as well as hackers towards gaining access to your personal data as well as sensitive account info. Simultaneously, many users casually share their PIN numbers with family and friends, thus taking a very big risk that undermines their own vital mobile security aspect all the more! The study also observed that many people make use of their same weak passwords for multiple services across multiple sites, once again leading to internet security breach.

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