Microsoft Study Shows Users Do Little to Protect Themselves

With more online risks, you would think users would do more to protect themselves online. A study by Microsoft shows that this really isn’t true. In a world of growing online risks – with passwords, credit cards and other personal information getting into the hands of criminals – it is a necessity to keep yourself, and your personal information, safe.

Your home PC may be the only place you look to secure, but a growing number of attacks are aimed at mobile devices. With a lot of newer technologies such as cloud storage, online banking, etc., your mobile device may have a lot of information that you may not even think about.

Keep safe out there. Protect your information. Once it’s out there, it is a very long and difficult road to getting things back in order.

“Mobile devices often have just as much, if not more, valuable personal information stored on them as a home computer, making mobile devices equally attractive to data-stealing criminals,” said Jacqueline Beauchere, Microsoft’s incoming chief online safety officer. “The latest MCSI results demonstrate that no matter where or how people access the Internet, exercising safer online habits is essential. There are steps that people can take and technologies that they can employ to help prevent them from becoming a victim.”