Mobile phones today have become an essential tool in our everyday life as our primary way to communicate, work, share and collaborate.
A survey conducted by Symantec (a security product and solutions provider) stated that 53% of adults in India have fallen victim to mobile phone loss or theft, but despite that, only two in five Indians currently have a password protecting their devices.
“The survey results are clear: mobile phone loss and theft is a significant issue for Indians today,” says Gaurav Kanwal, Country Sales Manager, India, Consumer Products and Solutions, Symantec.
Some interesting facts from the survey:
Indians have their phones lost or stolen 1.5 times every five years on average.
77% of victims considered the loss of contact information the worst part of the experience and also a huge inconvenience.
‘Anger’ was the single most dominant feeling expressed by victims of mobile theft.
74% could neither remotely lock nor wipe the phone’s memory after it was lost or stolen.
82% finds the process of resolving the situation difficult; 90% finds the experience stressful.
More than half of the victims said that they were willing to pay a ransom (an average of Rs. 3,692) to resolve the situation, but in reality they pay up to three times the price.
3 in 10 Indians said that the situation was never resolved.