iPhone users most vulnerable to phishing attacks, BlackBerry users the most


In sad and lamentable news, it turns out that mobile users are three times
more likely than desktop users to give up their personal details to phishing
websites. Even worse, despite only making up 26% of the US smartphone
market, 65% of successful attacks are on iPhone users. Android, with 24% of
the market represents only 9% of phishing attacks -- but BlackBerry comes on
top, with 36% of the market and only 8% of all successful phishing attempts.

ing-attacks> Description: Mobile phishing failures


[.] Usually when such figures emerge, iPhone users are quick to point out
that they use the Internet more, thus skewing the statistics -- but we're
talking email access, not actual Internet usage. 


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Geoffrey Duke
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