80% of Americans Admit to Risky Cybersecurity Behaviors80% of Americans Admit to Risky Cybersecurity Behaviors
Nearly half of survey respondents use unsecured WiFi networks and a third open unsolicited email attachment, a report finds.
December 14, 2017
A majority of Americans acknowledge they engage in behavior that puts their cybersecurity at risk, a new report from Netsparker reveals.
Based on an online survey of 2,006 US adults, the 2017 Cybersecurity Survey finds 80% admit to risky cybersecurity practices that touch on a number of areas:
40% use open, unsecured networks
35% click on unfamiliar links on social media
31% download third-party sourced files
31% open unsolicited email attachments
28% fail to install Web-based security software
Survey respondents' password protection practices are also lacking, the report finds. Thirty-four percent of respondents use the same password for all logins, while 58% admit to using fewer than four passwords for all of their online accounts.
Read more about the survey results here.
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