Mobile Device Security: Hopes and Fears
Authors: Elizabeth Stobert, Irwin Reyes, Carrie Gates, Robert Biddle

Date: December 6 2016
Publication: 11th International Conference on Passwords (Passwords16 Bochum)
Source: Currently no known Internet copy of paper.

Abstract or Summary:
Users must make a variety of decisions about how to secure their mobile devices. We surveyed users about the types of threats that concern them, and how they configure their smartphones and tablets to protect against these threats. We found that users customize their security approaches on a per-device basis, making different decisions when protecting their smartphones and tablets. This suggests that future security mechanisms for smartphones need to be designed to allow users to take advantage of their security assessments. However, this needs to be balanced with not overcomplicating security for users. Note: Video of presentation:

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