Anchorfree recently conducted an interesting survey along with PhoCusWright about the habits and security concerns of travellers around the world. The survey, which was conducted with over than 2,000 participants, uncovered a few noteworthy insights:
- 72% of travelers connect to public Wi-Fis via their smartphone/tablet. Not surprisingly, the most popular venues are hotels, restaurants/cafes and airports. The last of these, airports, are notorious for malicious Wi-Fi attacks.
- Mobile devices (smartphones & tablets) were consistently more likely than laptops to be used to connect to Wi-Fi networks, in every venue type the survey covered.
- 82% of travelers have at least one security concern regarding actions they perform over Wi-Fi networks.
The guys at Anchorfree have created a neat infographic of their findings. You can read their post here.