According to Kaspersky, there are many users who freely share their personal information on the Internet. Young people are the age group most at risk
Experts have been saying this for years. Sharing personal data online is very risky. Yet, despite the warnings and the many cases of data theft, the number of users who continue to practice these dangerous behaviors is still very high.
This is what emerges from "My Precious Data: Stranger Danger", a research conducted by Kaspersky, one of the most important companies specializing in cybersecurity. So it turns out, for example, that 44% of people surveyed share confidential information online without considering the consequences of their actions. They don't think that a sensitive data, such as a copy of an identity card, once sent is no longer controllable. One out of five users, according to Kaspersky's survey, share confidential information with people they know little or nothing about. These include passwords, financial details, passports and even unlock codes for their own devices.
Young people less careful
A large proportion then, around 70%, share photos and videos of their children. Among the less careful age groups are young people, who tend to share personal information more easily. 61% of the people surveyed in the research between the ages of 16 and 24 share more private photos than those who are 55 years old. And that's not all. Teens are more likely to freely share financial data as well.
Research, like the one done by Kaspersky, is useful in that it helps us shed light on the risks we expose ourselves to every day. Think about what could happen if our child's video gets into the wrong hands. Not to mention identity theft. What if someone intercepts the pin code of the credit card? The advice is, therefore, to be very careful to whom we entrust our information. Personal data are very important. Let's learn how to protect them.