Survey: Women more likely to download spyware

Spyware is a thorn in the side of many IT professionals, and questionable employee computing habits often don't help matters. Surprisingly though, according to results of a recent survey, there seems to be a difference in how the sexes respond to a security scare.

Women are more likely to accidentally download spyware at work, but they're more willing than men to call the help desk. Men are more likely than women to engage in personal Web surfing at work; spending more time on the Web overall and visiting a larger variety of Web sites, including those that are potentially malicious. Survey: Women more likely to download spyware

Linked by shanmuga Wednesday, 17th May 2006 2:20AM