By: Jon Corrigan

With so many stories of identity theft and hacks leading to information leaks in recent years, people have really begun to value their data – especially on mobile devices.

In 2015 alone, over six million people in the U.S. were attacked by malware (that’s 32 of every 1,000 devices), with a surge in the sophistication of attacks, such as spyware and auto-rooting.

According to study by Lookout, a San Francisco-based mobile security company, that cell phone you carry around (full of personal information, like photos, contacts and apps) is worth $14,000.

What makes it so valuable?

Photos – $3,000
Contacts – $2,600
Apps – $2,000
Emails – $1,500
Emails (work) – $1,100
Apps (work) – $1,000
Music – $700

They found women put a higher value on their mobile data ($15,021) than men ($12,865), and that we spend an average of seven hours per day on our cell phone.

So, if our lives and data are mobile, why isn’t our security?

For more information on Lookout, click here.


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