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Kaspersky: 32% of users don't take precautions when sharing devices

Users face security problems when sharing devices and not properly keeping them secure, Kaspersky report finds
By: Michael Hatamoto | Hacking & Security News | Posted: Jan 24, 2015 3:23 am

Thirty-two percent of users who share an Internet-enabled device, such as smartphones or tablets, with relatives, colleagues or friends don't take precautions to protect their information, according to a survey from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International.




Many people use PCs, smartphones, tablets and other devices with at least one other person, with one in three users saying they share devices - but don't have proper security protocols in place while sharing technology.


"Sharing a computer or smartphone increases the risk of malware infection, data loss or account theft, so it is important to take precautions," said Elena Kharchenko, Head of Consumer Product Management at Kaspersky Lab. "Always keep backup compies of important files; delete information that should not fall into the wrong hands, especially by disabling form autofill; try to control user access rights on the device - and most importantly - use programs that provide protection against cyber threats."


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