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Doctors’ Mobile Devices Putting Patient At Risk


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Three-fourths of physicians use more than one mobile device for work, a new study shows.  One in five doctors’ mobile devices are at high risk of attack, according to a new study.

Medical professionals have become savvy tech users: 99% of doctors use mobile devices as of 2015 and the number of doctors using more than one type of mobile device increased from 28% in 2013 to nearly three-fourths (74%) in 2015. In addition, doctors are using mobile devices in a number of ways to share patient data: 46% use picture messaging, 33% use WhatsApp, and 65% use SMS or texting, according to mobile security firm Skycure’s newly published Mobile Threat Intelligence report, which is based on its worldwide mobile data as well as third-party sources.

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