How Much Is Your Phone Worth To You?

I know I have said it before but I would much rather lose my wallet than my phone. My life is on my phone: my pics, my music, my contacts, my to-do lists, my Fitbit data! And it seems as though the majority of Aussies share my passion for their devices with new research from Intel Security showing 60% of adults view their smartphones as ‘priceless’.

But the research also tells a worrying tale – nearly two thirds (65%) of us Aussies do NOT have security software installed to protect our smartphones. Not only does this put the contents of our phones at risk from risky apps and malicious software but there is no Plan B if you lose your phone either.

It is widely acknowledged that Australia has one of the highest rates of mobile phone ownership in the world with more mobile phones than people in our Great…

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