The international anti-virus company ESET conducted a survey, during which it found out that a huge number of users do nothing to protect their own data. Another part of the respondents takes a variety of actions: from sealing device cameras to clearing messages.
The only question in the survey was, "What are you doing to protect your data?" As it turned out, the majority of users are concerned about the confidentiality of personal information, and 23% do nothing to protect the information because they have nothing to hide.
78% of respondents use at least one way to protect confidential information:
- delete search history — 17%
- glue the webcam — 15%
- do not enter data from credit cards even on official websites — 14%
- regularly clear the history of correspondence — 11%
- specify temporary e-mail addresses during registration — 13%
- store information in password-protected albums — 7%
More than 1,500 respondents participated in the survey conducted by ESET in August 2019. The company's specialists note that the negligent attitude to the security of personal data in most users is caused by insufficient awareness of the scale of the problem, as well as the lack of negative experience in the theft of personal data or infection with a virus encoder, followed by extortion.