Intel reveals security risks
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.