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24/07/2018 09:00
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Younger UK consumers find smartphones too confusing.

Younger UK consumers find smartphones too confusing.

Summary

In total 1,000 people aged 18 to 65 across the UK were sampled for the research.

Only 33% of people are vigilant with passwords

New research has revealed more than seven out of 10 people believe smartphones and tablets are too complicated now and IT security could be risked as a result.

The survey carried out by network support company Lifeline IT found three quarters of those questioned fail to back-up their devices regularly.

As a result only four in 10 feel satisfied their digital life is securely backed-up, while 64% do not trust Cloud storage.

Only 33 per cent of respondents said they are vigilant regarding passwords, with half admitting they write passwords on post-it notes or in their phone for convenience.

The younger generation are the most concerned with the technological advances as 78% of 25-34 year old say IT has become more complicated, compared to 65% of those aged 45-54 and 74% of those aged 55-64 year olds.

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