Although the majority of millennials consider cybersecurity to be important, more than a third think that they are too boring to be victims of cybercrime
Although the online security is the most important factor for Mexican millennials seeking their “digital comfort zones“At home, more than a third of them (38 percent) think they are too boring to be victims of cybercrime.
A new study shared by Kaspersky explores how users are changing their habits to make sure they are comfortable with the role technology plays in their lives.
Although millennials intend to reinforce their online security, their actions tell a different story.
Although many millennials in Mexico believe their lives are too insignificant for cybercriminals, 26 percent say they should do more to strengthen your digital securityHowever, they also recognize that it is something that ends at the end of their list of pending tasks.
As the COVID-19 health emergency has forced many to work from home, the home is becoming a technology Center for millennials. Now almost pass four additional hours online every day compared to the beginning of the year, with a daily average of up to six hours. In this sense, more than half (62 percent) say that this more time online has made them more aware of their digital security.
In addition to this, millennials spend most of their time on social media, but 52 percent say that the increase in online dating from home is a special concern for their digital security.
To address these concerns, more than half (64 percent) of Mexican millennials now say they only use their trusted apps devices they get in official stores like Apple Store and Google play, and 57 percent make antivirus scans regularly on each of your devices to protect yourself. However, it was also identified that 12 percent of millennials in Mexico admitted having used the Wi-Fi from your neighbors in the past without them knowing.
2020 has been a decisive year for the digital home. With many of us around the world confined at home, the amount of technology we interact with and trust has increased dramatically, ”said Andrew Winton, vice president of marketing for Kaspersky.
“Protecting ourselves against digital threats can be simple, and this helps us better understand how we can help optimize security in individual digital comfort zones,” he added.
For his part, Berta Aznar Martínez, from the Ramón Llull University of Barcelona, commented that many people who share accommodation with colleagues may feel “digitally insecure, especially at the beginning of the coexistence.”
In this case, it is important to openly talk and communicate about these concerns with your roommates: share the costs of security software, establish explicit rules to use any common device and get to know each other better, “he said.
To ensure that their devices and personal information remain protected on the Internet, Kaspersky advises millennials to:
Pay attention to the authenticity of the website. Do not visit internet sites until you are sure they are legitimate and start with “https” Look for reviews of suspicious sites. Keep a list of the accounts you have online to find out what services and websites may be storing your personal information.In the settings of your smartphone lock the installation of programs from unknown sources and only install apps obtained from official app stores.
With information from López-Dóriga Digital