87% of consumers believe cloud-based apps can be hacked: 5 things to know

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Mobile app use is incredibly popular, but consumer attitudes toward data security reveal some concerns over how these apps store and protect information.

Here are five things to know from radware's Mobile Application Security: Consumer Perspectives and Organizational Implications report.

1. More than half of Americans aged 18 to 34 report using cloud-based apps. Fifteen percent of Americans aged 65 and over report using cloud-based apps.

2. The most popular types of apps include:

•    Fitness apps: 16 percent
•    Food ordering services: 10 percent
•    Transportation and financial services: 8 percent
•    Healthcare: 7 percent

3. The majority of consumers (87 percent) believe cloud-based apps can be hacked, but 45 percent of the survey's respondents also think cloud-based apps can keep personal data safe.

4. Most consumers (85 percent) believe cloud-based app providers should provide identity theft protection and offer compensation to customers affected by a data breach.

5. Additionally, 54 percent of consumers say they would stop using an app if it was hacked.

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