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Nearly 2% of all smartphones are compromised or high riskBy analyzing worldwide threat Intelligence data based on millions of monthly security tests from July through September 2015, a new report found 41 percent of mobile devices are at medium to high risk on the Skycure risk scale.
Nearly two in every hundred are high risk devices - already compromised or were under attack. Skycure ranks devices according to a proprietary Mobile Threat Risk Score, which takes into account recent threats the device was exposed to, device vulnerabilities and configuration, and user behavior.
Risks increase over time, according to the study. In one month, about 22 percent of devices will encounter network threats, with that number jumping to 40 percent over the following three months. The majority of devices are not equipped to fight these threats. The report reviewed data from devices with Skycure either installed by enterprises on employees’ mobile devices or by security-aware consumers.
Despite these protections, the report found that the majority (over 52 percent) of all devices do not even have a simple passcode enabled, and 30 percent of devices were running an out of date operating system.