Via BoingBoing, a report by Symantec is out studying the consequences of losing a smartphone. According to the study, it’s pretty much guaranteed someone’s going to try to break into the phone and steal passwords, data, or online banking information.
Each phone also was loaded with programs to track what finders did with the devices, and to send that information to the researchers. Among people who found the phones, 72 percent tried to access photos, 57 percent tried to open a file called “Saved Passwords,” and 43 percent tried to open an app called “Online Banking.”
You’ve been warned!