A study by web security company AppRiver has found that despite the amount of easily-exploited and confidential business and personal information stored on mobile phones only 50% of users say they bother to secure them with a password.

Apparently more than 50% of users claim to suffer from “Nomophobia”, a fear of being without their mobiles, perhaps because they know that they contain items that they would really like, or need, to keep confidential. The study also found that women were 17% more likely to be nomophobic than men.

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