The reasons for this anxiety go far beyond material loss. While it is true that we may be temporarily cut off, another factor that makes us vulnerable is increasingly weighed: that of security.
Passwords, bank details, private photos and videos, contacts or confidential information of the company for which you work. Users carry more and more information with them that in the wrong hands could be used against them.
The growing trend for companies to adopt the «bring your own device» policy to work, known as BYOD (bring your own device), only exaggerates that security risk.
A Canadian team from MacMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, has just published a study in the International Journal of Mobile Communications in which they highlight the general lack of knowledge about how to protect themselves.