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Mobile Security and Privacy by Raymond Choo, Man Ho Au

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Chapter 4

How Cyber-Savvy are Older Mobile Device Users?

C. Chia*; K.-K.R. Choo,; D. Fehrenbacher§    * University of Melbourne, Melbourne, VIC, Australia University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, United States University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia§ Monash University, Melbourne, VIC, Australia

Abstract

Singapore has one of the highest mobile device penetration rates in Asia, as well as one of the fastest aging populations in the region. Mobile users aged 45 and above grew up in an era when information and communication technologies were not as advanced and English language education was scarce. Considering these factors, this group is less likely to be conscious of mobile security. Our survey of 55 elderly ...

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