Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The Dangers of a Cyberattack

Are you prepared for a cyberattack? Not if you're like most Americans. According to the new 2018 Chubb Cyber Risk Survey, a whopping 86 percent are clueless not only about what to do, but about how vulnerable their data is, in case of cyber threats.

The drained bank account actually isn’t the biggest risk people face, although that’s what 80 percent of respondents are most worried about. Bigger threats that insinuate themselves further into people’s lives involve Social Security numbers (60 percent), medical records (30 percent), email addresses (18 percent) and public WiFi exposures (12 percent).

People might think they’re safe as long as they have a password, but the report points out that only 40 percent reported using cybersecurity software and just 30 percent regularly change online passwords and use multifactor authentication to log into their accounts. Besides, 67 percent said they “always” or “often” use the same password for multiple sites.

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