Trend Micro also found that 46 percent of surveyed respondents let their browser save their passwords online, a dangerous practice susceptible to being hacked, especially in the wake of online data breaches, said Tang.
To help fight password and identity theft, Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 Cloud Edition includes a password manager, which generates and encrypts all online passwords, and works across multiple devices.
For enhanced privacy online, Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 Cloud Edition has strengthened its social network Privacy Scanner to scan LinkedIn, in addition to Facebook, Twitter and Google+.
The online poll also included online behaviour with the following results:
- 73 percent of Internet users were concerned about sharing personal data via social media
- 42 percent of social network users removed past posts from their profiles for fear of revealing private information to strangers, while 38 percent were afraid that the information that they posted might affect their personal life
- 79 percent read about their friends online but have not actively connected with them
- 13 percent are "friends with their boss on a social network, but only 8 percent were given access to view posts or photos
"In this digital age where people are increasingly plugged-in at almost every waking moment, there is nothing more essential than to ensure a safe, uncompromised digital life. With Trend Micro Maximum Security 2015 Cloud Edition, users can maintain online privacy from strangers and cyber criminals while protecting their data," said Tang.
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