This excessive trust of users can lead to more than one problem. The hack and social profile, as Facebook about LinkedIn for example, it may lead – in many other cases – to identity theft, enabling cybercriminals to publish comments or images that may endanger a person's reputation; or even to completely steal the identity of the victim.
That's more, 23% consulted Mexicans declares that he was hackedIn general Internet users who say they were suffering cyber attacks these are young people between the ages of 18 and 24, and those who lived least are adults aged between 25 and 34.
"A large part of these attacks are caused by bad habits of Internet users, and many of them clearly do not measure the dangers to which they are exposed during shipping," says Dmitry Bestuzhev, director of the Global Team for Research and Analysis. Kaspersky Lab in Latin America "In fact, the vast majority seem to isolate their digital life from their current lives and do not realize that what they do or do online affects their offline lives.
This study also showed 54% Mexican Internet users do not read the terms of the application before downloading them to their devices, because they consider them to be long and boring or because they do not believe that it will hurt them. Meanwhile 42% acknowledges that there is no security application and 44% has one installed, but only 7% It has a paid version, which includes more complete and personalized solutions. Finally, 14% Respondents do not know if they have one or not.
In the same line 40% with Mexicans he admits that he deactivated his security solution one or a few times PC or a cell phone because it does not allow you to download the application. Men choose more to do it, at 50% compared to women thirty% Of those who deactivate it, most respond young between 18 and 24 years.