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Survey finds younger workers make bad security choices

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    The biggest smartphone security threats to companies caused by workers come from males younger than age 35 who earn more than $60,000 a year.

    Those are the findings of a new study commissioned by Aruba Networks that questioned 11,500 workers in 23 countries.

    Some of the findings in the survey should "give IT the cold shivers," Ben Gibson, chief marketing officer for Aruba, said in an interview.

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    One data finding in particular popped out, he said, showing that 60% of workers younger than 35 (which Aruba calls GenMobile) were willing to share their work and personal smartphones and other mobile devices with other people. And nearly one-fifth of them didn't even have passwords on the devices. Many of those without passwords said they did so to be able to share the devices more easily.

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