Consumers satisfied with mobile security, yet account privacy and protection concerns remain

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More than half of wireless subscribers polled were extremely or somewhat satisfied with the security offered by their mobile operators, according to a mobile security survey released by Global Wireless Solutions (GWS).

Even in this heightened cyber threat environment, 57% of wireless subscribers across the big U.S. mobile operators — AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile— expressed satisfaction with the mobile security being offered. This differs from the smaller operators (Boost Mobile, Cricket, MetroPCS, US Cellular and others) where only 51% of subscribers were satisfied with mobile security.

Mobile security top concerns

When asked to identify which mobile security aspect caused them the most stress, 31% of respondents noted their primary security concern was account privacy and protection. Protection of personal data received 27% of top concern votes while protection from viruses and malware received 19%. Survey respondents were least worried about blocking unwanted robocalls.

The survey included over 1,600 adult

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