Friday, December 23, 2011

Workers Warned to Keep Smartphones Safe at Christmas Parties

A new survey conducted by STS Digital has found that staff are risking data breaches by not taking care of their smartphones and tablet computers. 

The poll found that Christmas parties are particularly dangerous for staff as they are leaving themselves open to corporate espionage. 

A massive 98% of workers admitted to taking their smartphone devices to a bar and when asked about access to corporate data and sensitive information, 98% of respondents were able to access corporate information using a mobile device.

An alarming 91% of respondents revealed it was possible to access all corporate data including documents, contracts, emails and sensitive information regardless of location using the mobile device. (more)

Spybusters Tip # 645: Never loan your smartphone. It only takes a short time for a co-worker to load spyware onto it for their own evil purposes.