According to regional research conducted by Kaspersky, one in four Chileans would prefer if they entered to steal their homes or their cars would be stolen before they hacked into their social networks and blocked them forever. The survey also shows that those who are willing to live in such situations are men aged between 18 and 24, most of whom come from the ABC1 and C3 segments.
On the contrary, those who voted least were women between 35 and 50 years of age from the C2 social-economic segment. At the Latin American level, meanwhile, Colombia leads the way, with one in three willing to suffer theft of their cars or homes, rather than blocking their networks. They were followed by Brazil (27%), Argentina (25%), Peru (24%) and Mexico (22%).
This research is part of the campaign & # 39; Digital Resaca & # 39; promoted by global security companies to raise awareness about the risks faced by users when exploring without precautionary measures, Chilean Internet users can become easy prey for cyber criminals because of a series of careless behavior.
"Most of these attacks are caused by bad habits owned by netizens and because many of them clearly don't measure the danger they face when they sail," said Dmitry Bestuzhev, director of the Kaspersky Global Research and Analysis Team. Lab in Latin America
"In fact, most seem to isolate their digital lives from their current lives and not realize that what they are doing or online affects their lives offline," the expert added.
18% of respondents do not have a password to access their mobile devices, 43% have shared their access codes to smartphones and tablets, 47% have provided their personal data at least on five webpages, and 85%% of sessions are open on their mobile devices.
Excessive beliefs from users can cause more than one problem. Hacking social profiles, such as Facebook or LinkedIn, for example, can cause – among other things – identity theft, allowing cyber criminals to post comments or images that could endanger an individual's reputation; or even with a total identity theft victim.
In fact, according to the survey, almost 20% of respondents said that they had been hacked and, from this number, the majority were related to women aged between 18 and 24 who were included in the ABC1 segment. In many ways, those who lack hackeos they say suffer are men between 35 and 50 years of age from the C3 socio-economic segment.
"Disabling security solutions from a smartphone or tablet is a serious mistake, but it doesn't have one installed even more. There are many choices on the market, even free, which allow you to keep your device protected, even if it's basic," said the specialist. He added that "as long as users do not give the same importance to digital security as they do to their social network profiles or their offline lives, cybercrimes will continue. It is naive to think that nothing will happen to us. Anyone can steal money, keys, personal information. Cybercrime is increasing every day and nobody is free of them, "said Dmitry Bestuzhev.