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Users' perceptions on mobile devices security awareness in Malaysia

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2 Author(s)
Sabeeh, A. ; Adv. Inf. Sch. (AIS), Univ. Technologi Malaysia (UTM), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia ; Lashkari, A.H.

Mobile phones are gradually replacing PCs and even laptops. With so many platforms and apps available, consumers are often confused and managing these devices security requires an extra knowledge. This paper presents the findings of a survey into the opinions of users regarding mobile security, their level of awareness towards current threats, and the need for more security. The paper concludes with the foundation elements that affect security awareness for mobile devices which will be used to form a framework for future improvements.

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Internet Technology and Secured Transactions (ICITST), 2011 International Conference for

Date of Conference:

11-14 Dec. 2011