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Blogs > Nigel Stanley

Are Smartphone users more dippy than most?
Nigel Stanley By: Nigel Stanley, Practice Leader - IT Security, Bloor Research
Published: 11th January 2011
Copyright Bloor Research © 2011
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....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.

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