Most surfers still ignoring IT security

Most web surfers are at risk of potentially devastating hack attacks because they have failed to take basic IT security precautions.

About three in four US online adults (74 per cent) have not installed a hardware firewall, and about half (53 per cent) have neglected to install a software firewall, research conducted by Harris Interactive on behalf of Check Point claimed today.

The report found that less than one in four (22 per cent) have installed a security software suite to protect against spyware and viruses. When making purchases online, 97 per cent of online shoppers use their credit card to complete transactions. However, 44 per cent do not always check for SSL security certificates when making purchases. Most surfers still ignoring IT security - 27 Nov 2006 - IT Week

Linked by shanmuga Tuesday, 28th November 2006 11:08PM