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Survey on Consumer Attitudes toward Mobile Cybersecurity

This morning we released the results of the CTIA cybersecurity consumer research survey with more than 1,500 wireless consumers on keeping their wireless devices secure. Here are some of the highlights: Consumers understand the dangers and take responsibility for their device’s security. 85 percent believe mobile devices are very to somewhat vulnerable 74 percent say [...]

Consumer Choice, Apps and Virtualization Present Challenges to Cybersecurity

This morning, CTIA’s Cybersecurity Working Group released, “Today’s Mobile Cybersecurity: Industry Megatrends & Consumers,” its third white paper, which explores how mobile cybersecurity is affected when consumers have more choices, especially considering apps, and companies move their business online. The three megatrends explored in the white paper are: Mobile – The wireless ecosystem has exploded [...]

Why the U.S. Has One of the Lowest Malware Infection Rates

As wireless devices become more innovative, they also become more attractive targets to cyberthieves. Due to the U.S. wireless industry’s continued investment in smart and innovative solutions and vigilance in identifying potential threats, the U.S. has one of the lowest device infection rates in the world, between 0.2 and 2 percent. Other countries are not [...]

How to Remove your Personal Information on your Cellphone

Recycling or donating your old devices (and accessories) is great, but make sure you first remove all of your personal information. To remove your personal information from your cellphone, CTIA offers these eight simple tips:   To download and print these tips in both English and Spanish: http://ctia.it/10wxCrJ

How to Protect Your Mobile Wallet

It’s only a matter of time until we solely rely on our cellphones as our wallets. Until then, there are lots of users adopting their mobile devices for banking, payments and shopping. Unfortunately, this increased convenience may make you a more attractive target for cyberthieves. To help consumers keep their financial information safe, here are [...]

CTIA Announces Participating Wireless Providers Met Consumer Usage Alerts Deadline

On October 17, 2011, CTIA and participating wireless providers announced a voluntary initiative that would provide consumers with free usage alerts to help them avoid unexpected overage charges. The four alerts were for voice, data, messaging and international service and were added to the “Consumer Code for Wireless Service,” which is the industry’s set of [...]

The Amazing Smartphone: No Guts, No Glory

No matter how you slice it, the wireless industry has undergone – and continues to go through – an amazing transformation. As of June 2012, there were almost 322 million wireless devices in the U.S., and almost 41 percent of them were smartphones (almost 131 million). This is a 37 percent increase from the previous [...]

The Five Stages of Losing a Smartphone PSA

To help consumers, CTIA and its members developed a public service announcement (PSA) video, which serves as a funny reminder to use their smartphones’ features and apps to remote lock, track and wipe if the devices are lost or stolen. Learn more at http://beforeyouloseit.org For the uncensored PG version, watch this one:

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