Excessive beliefs from users can cause more than one problem. The hack a a social profile, as Facebook o LinkedIn for example, he can lead – other things – identity theft, allow cybercriminals to publish comments or images that can endanger individual reputation; or even with a total identity theft victim.
Moreover, 23% of those invited were consulted Mexicans stated already hacked. Generally, Internet user who said they had suffered cyber attack they are young people between the ages of 18 and 24, and those who live the least are adults between 25 and 34 years.
"Most of these attacks are caused by bad habits that Internet users have and because many of them clearly don't measure the danger they face when they sail," said Dmitry Bestuzhev, director of the Global Research and Analysis Team. Kaspersky Lab in Latin America "In fact, most seem to isolate their digital life from their current lives and not realize that what they are doing or online influences their offline lives.
This study also shows that 54% Mexican internet users do not read the conditions of the application before downloading it on their device, because they consider it old and boring, or because they do not believe that this will harm them. Meanwhile, 42% claimed not to have security applications and 44% has one installed, but only 7% It has a paid version that includes a more complete and personalized solution. Finally, 14% The respondents did not know whether they had it or not.
On the same line, 40% from Mexicans claimed to have deactivated one or several times the security solution in it PC or cellphone because it doesn't allow you to download the application. Men choose more to do it, with 50% compared to women with 30% Of those who deactivate it, the majority are related to young between 18 and 24 years old.