Every fourth user in Russia spanning the webcam of the laptop to protect from surveillance

Almost every fourth Internet user in Russia glued up the webcam to protect against surveillance. Such data results in the “Kaspersky Lab” at the end of the surveys.

“To protect themselves from surveillance, 23% of Russian users cover or stick with the webcam. Although this step really helps to hide from prying eyes, but it does not protect against interception of any conversations that are close to the device with the camera”, ā€“ noted in “Kaspersky Lab”.

In the fight against cybercrime users are from Russia often choose strange methods of protection, experts said. According to the study, about 28% of the respondents do not see the efficiency in installing anti-virus software: instead, they are trying to control their activity on the Internet. 34% of users value data stored on devices without access to the Internet, although such devices can be infected by malicious software via removable media such as USB stick.

According to “Kaspersky Lab”, 14% of Russians are fundamentally avoid to visit the popular resources (Google, Facebook) for fear that information about them gets out. However, they do not take into account the fact that today almost all Internet services stores information about the activities of the visiting users. Another 15% of users immediately manually delete all the data entered by them in various web forms, and 4% and does not hide your computer from other people, as if it somehow can protect them from Internet threats.

“The results of our surveys revealed two problems. On the one hand, there are many users who believe that they have undertaken measures will help prevent cyber incidents. And on the other hand, there is a category “non-believers” who believe that they and their data are not interesting to attackers, and therefore generally neglecting any protection,” ā€“ said anti-virus expert “Kaspersky Lab” Sergey Lozhkin.

Clifton Nichols

Clifton Nichols

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