In Pictures: 13 of the biggest security myths busted

13 myths about information-technology security you’ll hear but should you believe?

Dr. Hugh Thompson, RSA Conference Program Committee Chair, contends that while this "frequent assumption" has some merit, it underestimates how some traditional safeguards for computers, such as masked passwords and URL previewing, don’t apply to mobile devices today. "So while mobile devices still offer more security safeguards than laptops or desktops, several traditional security practices that are broken can leave you just as vulnerable."

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