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Samsung leaks 5x more passwords than iPhone

But Apple devices may be more vulnerable to malware, says Wandera.

By Alexander Sword

Five times as many password leaks occur on Samsung devices than on iPhones, according to a report from Wandera.

However, contradicting the idea that Samsung’s devices are therefore less secure than Apple’s, the Mobile Data Report found twice as much spam and malware on Apple devices.

Wandera also found that use of HTTPS, the secure network protocol, was increasing, reaching 46 percent of browser traffic and 61 percent of app traffic. This is an increase of 7 percent and 9 percent respectively.

In addition, roaming’s proportion of data usage fell 2 percent compared to the end of 2014. Wandera found that specific businesses had seen roaming ‘Bill Shocks’ of £33,000, €15,000 and €8,000.

"This report allows us to shine a light on areas of the industry that put enterprises at risk," said Eldar Tuvey, CEO of Wandera. "The principle finding of this report was that apps on Samsung devices leak passwords five times more frequently than apps on iPhones. This really highlights the fragmentation of Android app stores."

Tuvey adds: "Enterprises remain unaware of so many of the specific risks of enterprise mobility, from man-in-the-middle attacks to Wi-Fi security and roaming bill shocks. Our aim with this report is to move IT departments’ understanding of these threats from the theoretical to the tangible and quantifiable."

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"While overall understanding of the roaming risk is improving, it only takes one error to incur massive charges and prove that bill shock still very much exists." continues Tuvey.

"Data compression and policy enforcement at home and abroad can not only save enterprises a significant amount of budget – it can also save the enterprise IT department from having to trust in staff understanding the risks of roaming.

"They don’t need to know which services rely on data, or resort to largely ineffective requests to staff to limit their data usage."

Wandera’s Mobile Data Report analysed security, data usage, trends and traffic patterns across 100,000 devices in 500 enterprises globally.

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