Survey Reveals Mobile Shoppers Prefer Convenience Over Security

Dec 17, 2013 12:58 PM  By

Mobile holiday shopping has increased 80% over 2012 with nearly 20% of sales coming from mobile devices, according to a press release.  A recent survey by Tripwire, Inc., found that consumers are not concerned about security as they are about convenience.

In fact, the survey found that nearly two-thirds of U.S. (59%) and U.K consumers(65%) are without security software on their mobile devices.

Thirty-two percent of U.S. consumers link their credit cards or bank account information to their mobile devices.  Among the U.S.  respondents of the survey with corporate data on their mobile devices, 56% had security software installed.