In 2016, it is predicted there will be more than 6.4 billion connected “things” and as our world becomes more connected through the Internet of Things (IoT), the smartphone’s power – and associated privacy and security risks – increases. In an effort to better understand consumers’ level of awareness and concern, Norton surveyed 5,000 consumers around the globe (US, UK, Australia, Japan and Canada) to gauge their perceptions of mobile app risks in the IoT landscape.
One half of respondents feel insecure using app-controlled home entry and a quarter are uncertain.
Despite the overall fear and uncertainty around IoT –on average, over half of respondents still use at least one mobile app to manage or control their connected devices.
Only 6% would be concerned if their home security or alarms were hacked.
Read through the results of the survey for more insights into the Internet of Things.