I do wonder sometimes about the information that comes out of surveys For instance, a recent survey revealed that mobile phones are considered more important than cars by many users. Aside from the fact that I fail to see how even the smartest of smartphones could have got me to the station this morning, the folk at Lookout Mobile Security, which commissioned the survey were actually trying to make a salient point.
While their respondents favoured the mobile phone above their car or laptop, they also discovered that 74 per cent of them did not regularly back up their personal data on their phone, and 85 per cent of them would ot be able to locate their phone if it was lost or stolen.
What really made me laugh though, was that more than a third said they checked their mobile phone every time they went to the toilet. They must have pretty tough bosses…
Anyway, the upshot of this is that they could all protect their phone using the Lookout mobile app, which protects against malware, spyware, and phishing scams. Lookout can help you locate a lost or stolen device and also backs up important personal data such as contacts, photos and call history.
The app is also capable of identifying and blocking infected apps before they can have a serious impact on smartphone users and stops the user from visiting unsafe websites and locates stolen or lost phones.