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DOWNLOADING MOBILE APPS: ARE STUDENTS AWARE OF THE SECURITY RISKS?

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Date Issued:
2016
Summary:
Mobile applications (apps) are taking the world by storm. Currently, end users have downloaded over 225 billion apps on their mobile devices. Security concerns surrounding the downloading of apps are often overlooked. The apps on our smart phones can be accessed by the tip of our fingers or the sound of our voice. One must think about the interactive risks to our privacy and the security concerns that can affect our digital lives. This study explores awareness and security risks associated with downloading mobile apps. A total of 124 students were surveyed at two mid-Atlantic Universities. The study found that many students are downloading mobile apps without fully understanding the security risks associated with such action.
Title: DOWNLOADING MOBILE APPS: ARE STUDENTS AWARE OF THE SECURITY RISKS?.
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Name(s): Adnan A. Chawdhry
Karen Paullet
David M. Douglas
Joseph Compomizzi
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2016
Publisher: International Association for Computer Information Systems
Physical Form: pdf
Extent: 8 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: Mobile applications (apps) are taking the world by storm. Currently, end users have downloaded over 225 billion apps on their mobile devices. Security concerns surrounding the downloading of apps are often overlooked. The apps on our smart phones can be accessed by the tip of our fingers or the sound of our voice. One must think about the interactive risks to our privacy and the security concerns that can affect our digital lives. This study explores awareness and security risks associated with downloading mobile apps. A total of 124 students were surveyed at two mid-Atlantic Universities. The study found that many students are downloading mobile apps without fully understanding the security risks associated with such action.
Identifier: FAUIR000481 (IID)
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fau/fd/FAUIR000481
Use and Reproduction: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
Host Institution: FAU

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