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People's ignorance of online privacy puts employers at risk

Steve Ragan | Nov. 18, 2013
People say they are responsible for their own online safety, yet do very little to protect the information they share on social media, which increases the risks to themselves and employers, a study shows.

A third of the respondents had received at least one suspicious message in social media and one in five had encountered malware or links to malware.

As a result, almost 90 percent of survey respondents were concerned about viruses and hackers when visiting their favorite websites. Only about a third of the respondents believed websites were doing a good job protecting visitors from malicious code.

 

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