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Should you be afraid of text messages?

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    Are you worried about hackers stealing millions of your customer records? According to one security vendor, you should be more worried about your employees spilling corporate secrets via text message, 160 characters at a time.

    "Texting is growing faster than email on mobile devices," said PJ Gupta, CEO at Santa Clara, Calif.-based Amtel, Inc. "There are employees using WhatsApp to send information to clients. We don't know what servers that information is going through."

    According to a survey by HeyWire, Inc., another provider of secure enterprise messaging, 70 percent of corporate employees send messages for work -- and 50 percent of the time, they're sending messages to customers.

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