Are Smartphone users more dippy than most?

….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.

More here.

Nigel Stanley
Practice Leader – Security, Bloor Research

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