Online privacy and security is a big worry for everyone in the digital age. Hackers are increasingly finding new ways to steal information, and they have the old tricks down to a science.
At Komando.com we often hear the lament, "Why doesn't someone do something to make us safer?" Plenty of companies are working on it, but, according to a new study, most people don't take advantage of the tools already available. Here are some of the highlights.
According to the study, 70% of respondents know that giving away too much information on social media is a bad thing. However, only 25% use social media's built-in privacy controls to restrict what people can see. Learn how to use Facebook's privacy controls to keep your information private.
Of the respondents 67% said they want more ways to protect their privacy. However, as we said, they don't use the ones already in place.
- Only 11% use a VPN for secure browsing. Learn more about using a VPN.
- Only 9% use email encryption. Learn some ways to send secure messages.
- Only 13% use two-factor authentication on online accounts. Learn more about turning on two-factor authentication for popular sites.
- Only 4% use an anonymous browsing system like Tor.
Of course, even if everyone used these tools, hackers still have ways to get information, such as company data breaches and phishing emails.