Net users told to get safe online

Widespread ignorance about basic computer security is putting millions of people at risk from net-savvy criminals, a study suggests.

It found 83% of 1,000 people questioned were not doing enough to protect themselves online, with 53% saying they did not know how to improve security.

Some 42% relied on family and friends for advice, the survey revealed.

It was released to mark a Get Safe Online campaign backed by the National Hi-Tech Crime Unit and the government. BBC NEWS | Technology | Net users told to get safe online

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