This excessive trust of users can lead to more than one problem. the hacking to a social profile, as Facebook or LinkedIn For example, it may lead to identity theft, so that cybercriminal can publish comments or images that could endanger the individual's reputation. or even to the total theft of the victim's identity.
There are more, 23% of those consulted Mexican explains to have been hacked. Generally Internet users who says they've suffered cyber attacks they are young between 18 and 24 years old, and those who have lived at least are adults between the ages of 25 and 34 years old.
"A large part of these attacks are caused by the bad habits that internet users have and because many of them clearly do not measure the dangers they face when sailing," said Dmitry Bestuzhev, Head of Global Research and Analysis Team. Kaspersky Lab in Latin America "In fact, the vast majority seem to isolate their digital lives from their present lives and do not realize that what they do or go online affects their lives offline.
The study also showed that 54% Mexican Internet users do not read the terms of an application before downloading on their devices, because they consider them long and boring, or because they do not think this will hurt them. At the same time 42% acknowledges not having a security app and 44% Have an installed, but only 7% It has a paid version that includes more complete and personalized solutions. Finally 14% The respondents do not know if they have one or not.
On the same line, it 40% of Mexican Allows to disable one or more times its security solution in its PC or mobile phone because it does not allow you to download an application. Men choose more to do it, with 50% versus women with 30%. Of those who deactivated it corresponds to the majority young among 18 and 24 years.