There’s little argument that our mobile phones allow us to keep pace with our busy digital lifestyles. And, there seems to be little argument that some folks need a course on mobile manners while staying abreast of these digital demands. From loud talkers, to people who answer their cell phone while you’re in mid-sentence, Microsoft’s Safer Online Facebook Poll, reveals the top pet peeves that are getting under people’s skin. According to respondents, the “Top Five” most selected pet peeves include:
Respondents shared with us, a number of entertaining stories; like pocket dialing while singing along to the radio. While this may be simply irritating, or even embarrassing to some, it’s a great example of how you may be doing more than just annoying your social circles. In fact, you could be putting your personal information at risk.
Our Microsoft Safer Online poll found that:
More often than not, our mobile device has just as much, if not more, personal information on it than our computer. While our poll showed that men and women believe they are equally safe when it comes to their mobile behaviors, we know in reality, this isn’t the case.
According to our Microsoft Computing Safety Index released earlier this year;
Men do a slightly better job using technical features:
Women, on the other hand, tend to be savvier when it comes to protecting their online reputations
So what can you do to protect your device, information, and reputation? Consider adding just one of these notable habits and practices to your online routine:
You can take the Microsoft Safer Online Facebook poll and find more information about general mobile phone safety at: www.microsoft.com/security. Or “Like” us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter to stay current.
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