For the past five years, the controversial centre of all Internet players has been discussing cybersecurity. The condition of security still imposes a largely harsh control assumed by users and companies online. This year, however, the majority of users of social networks such as Facebook have confirmed their collective concern: piracy. A social survey result initiated by Pew Center Research determined the level of society’s understanding of cyber security.
A majority of conscious adults responded, with 67% sharing the idea that computer scams can take place on multiple platforms, including mailing and social media. 63% understand that cookies allow sites to track the visits and activities of Internet users. 59% understand that advertising is the biggest source of revenue in social networks. Without taking into account the opinions of people living in big cities.
A large part of American society still sensitive to the attack
We are in the IOT era of the US Cyber Security Act enforced in California. It can be said that the lack of knowledge of digital coding by a majority of American society is generally cause for concern. While this context conditions the extension of the hackers’ playground. With insufficient vigilance, a connected user can hardly decipher either his own account or the correct profile of each programming trend proposed by developers. He finally becomes the victim in silence. However, it is necessary to close this societal loophole so as not to weigh against their digital destiny. In any case, it is important to know to what extent personal data should be protected.
Measures have been taken collectively by major networks such as Google, Facebook, and other major players at the same level. We can cite free online training, but it seems that people do not have enough time to learn. Except for the time of confinement, where we hope they’re leaning a little bit on their smartphone at home. While big social networking players apply the security system, hackers or White Hats themselves act behind their backs.
The risks of access to one’s personal account
Pew Center’s survey results show that the company is still ignorant, far from being on the lookout for numerical machinery. However, knowing the first and last name as well as the address can lead to a catastrophic swindle. Of course, there are risks to know once connected to his personal account. Its access can adversely generate a non-consensual online purchase or other authorization such as a change of login. Furthermore, there is also a significant risk if one clicks on links received in the mailbox from strangers. Clicking them to validate certain actions in your own name. Finally, the active geolocation of the phone, for example, taking pictures and sharing them on the social network makes it easier to find out where (sometimes where you live). Adding a friend and an unsuspecting contact – there are certainly legal companies – and using an easy password are equally susceptible to phishing or scamming. So, every one of you, always be vigilant once you access the internet using your computer.
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