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Stolen PDAs Provide Open Door To Corporate Networks

The PDA Usage Survey 2003 commissioned by Pointsec Mobile Technologies and conducted by Infosecurity Europe and Computer Weekly has found that PDA owners commonly download the entire contents of their personal and business lives onto their handheld computers – with many leaving the information unencrypted and without password protection. Sensitive information commonly stored unprotected on PDAs includes corporate information, bank accounts, credit cards, social security numbers, inland revenue information, business and personal names and addresses, with a third also storing their personal passwords and PIN numbers without using the PDA’s password function to protect this information. Forty one percent are using their PDA to access their corporate network with a quarter of them bypassing the password function. Fifty seven percent do not encrypt the corporate data held on their PDA making it relatively easy for an unauthorised person to use the PDA to access a corporate network and assume the identity of the user. Full Story

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