3 in 10 smartphone owners don't use passwords on device: survey


Over three out of every 10 smartphone owners don't have a password on the device, a report has said.

The worldwide survey by Web security company McAfee showed that 15 per cent of people said they save password information on their phones to apps and websites they use.

Around 55 per cent, who do have passwords, said they've shared those passwords with others, a media report said.

According to the report, not having a password could give easy access to users' e-mail, bank account, credit card information and other sensitive info.

The survey showed that overall 36 per cent of respondents said they don't have a phone password.

Women are slightly less likely to password-protect their phones. Some 54 per cent of those who said they don't have phone passwords, were women, the survey added.

Out of all the respondents who said they "hide" passwords to websites and apps in the Notes app on their phone, 62 per cent were men, it added.

Please read our terms of use before posting comments
TERMS OF USE: The views expressed in comments published on indianexpress.com are those of the comment writer's alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of The Indian Express Group or its staff. Comments are automatically posted live; however, indianexpress.com reserves the right to take it down at any time. We also reserve the right not to publish comments that are abusive, obscene, inflammatory, derogatory or defamatory.