McAfee Canada Reveals Pitfalls of Sharing Persona Data and Passwords with Partners

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MARKHAM – Canada today released findings from the company’s 2013 Love, Relationships and Technology survey which examines the pitfalls of sharing personal data in relationships and discloses how breakups can lead to privacy leaks online. Sixty (60) per cent of Canadian smartphone owners have personal and intimate information on their mobile devices, such as bank account information, passwords, credit cards and revealing photos, yet four out of 10 users do not have password protection on their devices, leaving a huge gap in personal data protection.

“People need to be more informed about the consequences of sharing so much private information with their partners and friends,” says Brenda Moretto, Canadian Consumer Sales Manager at McAfee Canada. “Sharing passwords might seem harmless, but it could and often does result in critical personal information falling into the wrong hands and landing in a public platform for all to see. People need to be aware of the risks and take the steps to make sure their personal data is safe and secure.” 

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