McAfee and ADT have surveyed the connections between physical and online security risks among device users.
The Futures Company commissioned the poll of 1,228 users of mobile and technological devices in the U.S. between December 4 and 15, 2013, McAfee said Monday.
“In today’s always connected digital world, our entire lives are managed and are accessible across our devices,” said John Giamatteo, senior vice president and general manager of McAfee’s consumer business.
Thirty-nine percent and 34 percent of respondents said they use technological devices and smartphones, respectively, to operate their home security systems.
More than 51 percent of users reported security breaches through physical and online attacks, 67 percent of smartphone users and 65 percent of tablet users said their devices are password-protected and 49 percent shared their password with others.
Thirty-one percent claimed that smartphones presented greater security risk while 49 percent cited personal computers as more susceptible to attacks.