Josh Carson, founder or Geared App, said: “Whilst I’m generally savvy, I’m lazy when it comes to online security and I could definitely do to tighten up a few things. People get comfortable; if you’ve not been a victim of a scam then you think it will never happen to you but it could happen to anybody, I’ve seen it happen to friends.
“Everything is on my mobile phone these days and if I lost it and someone accessed it, they could take over my life. We’re trying to get better at GearedApp so have introduced password managers and everyone is encouraged to generate unique passwords every time we sign up for a new service. “
Julie McArdle, Customer Security Manager with Royal Bank Security, said: “The results of the first Royal Bank of Scotland Mobile Microleisure Report threw up some startling insights into our mobile app use – especially our attitudes and understanding of mobile security.
“Our new Microchats series has been commissioned to raise awareness of mobile security issues faced by all age groups, including younger audiences who tend to feel the most comfortable and spend the most time using online apps and online payment methods. It’s refreshing to see these seven aspiring business people, achieving so much in their careers and personal lives yet still conscious of the additional effort required to protect themselves online.
“The purpose of the films is to give an insight into our guests’ lives and world but at the same time, reminding people of the measures to take online to stay safe and secure.”
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