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Most people can’t live without internet or electronic devices: study

In the United States, most say they cannot live without the internet.

In USAa study found that for people the internet is a basic element in their lives, to the level of not being able to live without it, even having the same relevance as other services of greater need such as electricity or gasoline.

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Research done by OnePoll for WhenSecure, took 2,000 adults as a sample and there found that 46% say they cannot live without being connected to the Interneteither on your computer or mobile.

A figure that is not very distant from other important products, such as the aforementioned electricity (56%), gasoline (51%) and medicines (55%).

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But along with this scenario, data was also obtained on trust in computer security and online shopping, because 48% confessed that they also cannot live without their electronic devices.

Almost half of people believe that they cannot live without the internet.
Almost half of people believe that they cannot live without the internet.

Connectivity becomes a commodity

This research left several points to consider about this scenario in which the Internet becomes an essential element in daily life, because the data shows that a third of the US population buys their most necessary items online, being adults between 35 and 44 who have more options to find what they most require.

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Along with this, they commented that saving in the cloud is something they take into account, because it is a storage system that has several advantages, according to those surveyed, cHow backup and recovery (51%), security (42%), and easy access (41%).

But at the same time they know that there is a risk in having everything there, because 37% say they feel “somewhat safe” with this technology and 51% know that if they were hacked their privacy would be at risk.

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Security in the cloud is a concern of users for their data.
Security in the cloud is a concern of users for their data.

Among the biggest concerns that your users have about their security on the internet and the data they have stored in the cloud are issues such as hacking (48%) and phishing (33%) from external sources, technical problems (44%) and data loss (38%).

Finally, the study also left an interesting sample on the way in which people are currently informed, with the Internet and television being the main media for adults, while young people prefer products such as podcasts to stay up to date on topics such as technology and finance.

Cookies, an important aspect to navigate safely online

As the internet is so important in everyday life, it is essential to have good navigation practices, such as passwords, access to public networks, insecure pages, among others, such as cookies, which are data left by users on websites to improve the browsing experience and generate certain memories. But they can also be a computer risk.

While cookies are not essentially bad, some can be misused to track users without their consent and even fall victim to spying by cybercriminals. Sometimes, even companies use cookies on third-party websites to monitor people’s behavior and offer advertising. These are known as third party cookies.

Fortunately, accepting cookies from websites is an option, not an obligation, so safe browsing is very possible and easy to experience with the right knowledge. Therefore, it is essential to know what type of pages we give access to and eliminate those that we consider a risk through the browser settings.

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