Of those who bank via mobile phone or tablet, only one in ten perceives it to be insecure. The sense of security among internet users is high, regardless of the mode of connection, and one out of ten does not see any risk to using the internet at all. Just under a third say that they perceive the highest risk when they surf on their mobile phone or tablet. Four out of ten perceive that the risk is just as high when surfing on a mobile device as on a computer.
The biggest risks of using the internet are considered to be personal data falling into the wrong hands and malicious code attacks. Nearly one third of respondents does not use an anti-virus program on their mobile device, whereas the same number is as low as 6 percent for computer users. Just under one fifth of respondents has updated their anti-virus program for their mobile phone or tablet in the past six months, but seven of ten computer users have.
Some 90 percent have password-protected their wireless networks, up by 38 percentage points between 2009 and 2013. Six out of ten respondents use e-identification. One quarter does not have e-identification because they do not think that they need it. Just under one tenth of the respondents does not know how to get e-ID.
The survey found 77 percent of people delete emails from an address they do not recognise without opening them, which is somewhat lower than in previous surveys. Some 15 percent indicate that they open such emails to see what they are, and three out of ten of those say that they often or sometimes open or click on links in the message. One third of respondents said that they use a strong password that contains at least twelve characters for private use, but four out of ten never use a strong password.
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