ATLANTA — Forty-four percent of the wireless devices used by retailers, such as laptops, mobile computers and barcode scanners, could be compromised, according to a new survey by the Enterprise Mobility unit of Motorola here.
This represents a decline from last year, when the Motorola AirDefense Retail Shopping Wireless Security Survey reported security vulnerabilities in 85% of wireless devices.
“A significant majority of retailers are still susceptible to a network intrusion — a sign that wireless security remains an afterthought for many,” said Richard Rushing, senior director of information security, Mobile Devices, Motorola, in a statement.
Survey research included a review of wireless data security at more than 4,000 stores.
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