Indians most addicted to phones in Asia-Pacific region, says Norton report

Nandagopal Rajan        Last Updated: March 26, 2013  | 18:31 IST

Nandagopal Rajan
It seems, we Indians take our mobile phones too seriously. In fact, mobile insights from the Norton Cybercrime Report 2012 show that at 68 per cent, Indians are the most addicted to their mobile phones across the Asia-Pacific region. So much so, that given the option of saving two items from a fire, 43 per cent would choose their mobile phones.

The study shows that 73 per cent download apps only from trusted sources and a similar number never save important personal information on the phone. While 59 per cent turn off location tracking, 65 per cent use secure payment methods if they have to make a payment from the phone.

However, 29 per cent of Indian mobile users do not use passwords and a third do not have solutions to lock, locate or wipe their phone in case it gets stolen.

Strangely, while browsing the web is the top mobile internet activity at 56 per cent, just 7 per cent of users feel unsafe doing so. This shows a high level of complacency in choosing and installing a mobile security solution, says the report from Norton.

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