No online security for quarter of brits

News by Nicholas Grefsheim

A study carried out by ESET(third quarter of 2015) found that 59 percent of people in the UK use online banking services; of that group, 23 percent either don't have, or are not sure whether they have security in place to protect their banking details. The study also found that a worrying 16 percent will log into online banking portals from any device available.

Mark James of ESET commented that it was really positive to see most people in the UK use security software. He was, however, quite concerned by the large number of people that did not use security software. On top of this it was surprising that so many people access their bank accounts through any device available, commenting on how this opens users up to attack as well because they may not know if the device has security protection.

According to the study, home networks were the most popular, fortunately only four percent admitted logging in via public wi-fi networks.

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