In­tel re­veals se­cu­rity risks

Pakistan Observer - - ECONOMY WATCH - STAFF RE­PORTER

ISLAMABAD—In­tel Se­cu­rity, Wed­nes­day, re­leased find­ings from its new study, “On­line Se­cu­rity Diet: You Are What You Click,” which ex­am­ines the on­line be­hav­iours and at­ti­tudes of Amer­i­cans ages 21 to 54 to­ward di­et­ing click bait. The re­search re­vealed that when it comes to the de­sire for the ideal body, peo­ple may be will­ing to sac­ri­fice their on­line se­cu­rity if it takes them a step closer to achiev­ing de­sired re­sults. With the sum­mer sea­son ap­proach­ing, May is a pop­u­lar month to start a new diet rou­tine, and peo­ple are turn­ing on­line for quick solutions. Thanks to bet­ter weather, more hours of sun­light and planned va­ca­tions, con­sumers have more op­por­tu­ni­ties to be ac­tive, which kick-starts a new wave of di­ets long af­ter New Year’s res­o­lu­tions come to an end.

“Cy­ber­crim­i­nals are be­com­ing in­creas­ingly savvy at un­der­stand­ing the sea­son­al­ity of con­sumer search habits and ex­ploit­ing that in­for­ma­tion to their full po­ten­tial,” said Gary Davis, chief con­sumer se­cu­rity evan­ge­list at In­tel Se­cu­rity. “As such, it is in­creas­ingly im­por­tant peo­ple un­der­stand safe on­line search­ing be­hav­ior and how to iden­tify po­ten­tially risky sites and emails.

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