Consumers Need to Be Proactive with Mobile Security: PayPal Study
Roughly half of respondents to a PayPal/National Cyber Security Alliance poll are comfortable with the idea of replacing passwords with biometric security options for their mobile devices. 53 percent of users are comfortable with fingerprint identification, while retinal scans lag slightly behind in comfort level at 45 percent.
The poll was conducted by Zogby in support of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and surveyed over 1,000 adults in the US.
The poll results highlighted the importance of mobile devices in the daily lives and everyday commerce of consumers. Two-thirds of those polled always keep their device one room away or closer, and one in six make 25 percent or more of their purchases on their smartphone.