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Privacy survey: Are you doing enough to protect yourself?

Privacy survey: Are you doing enough to protect yourself?
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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.

Of course, even if everyone used these tools, hackers still have ways to get information, such as company data breaches and phishing emails.

 

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Source: Forbes
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