One of the must-follow things is that you must gain some Internet skills. For example is you do scan all other things from the Web. Currently, there are malvertisements, misleading content and the likes are flooding the Internet worlds. If you’re just careless with your mouse…
One in three US-based computer users don’t use an antivirus solution, according to a survey carried by Bitdefender in September. Only 67.3 percent of respondents are protected by an antivirus solution.
The study also finds that young females (aged 18 to 29) are the least interested in securing their computers or smart devices. In contrast, adult male computer users (aged 30 to 44) are extremely concerned about their online security and complement their antivirus solution with extra technologies such as a VPN or data backup.
The number of malware incidents reported by the interviewed subjects reflects the poor state of security on their devices – 46.9 percent said their home devices have been infected with malware, while 7 percent encountered malware infections at work. 19.2 percent of the study respondents don’t know if their devices have ever been infected.
Password reuse is also common in the US even after a series of high-profile data breaches in the past three years. Almost 30 percent of the interviewed North Americans reuse or use slightly different versions of their passwords for all their accounts. To make matters worse, only 7.2 percent of Americans have enabled two-factor authentication mechanisms to safeguard their online identities. Respondents say they fear they’ll forget passwords if they don’t reuse the same ones.
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