Fear comes in many forms, and on Halloween things get creepier and crawlier than usual. But for some of us, the scariest thing of all has nothing to do with snakes and spiders — and everything to do with cybersecurity.
Lax attitudes towards online accounts have led to major digital break-ins for years, which is why content security software Trend Micro realized we should all be a little bit more scared of password protection and less scared of heights and elevators.
The company found that one in four of us use the same password, or a variation, for all our accounts. One in four people in the U.S. also don’t bother to back up files.
More alarmingly, 60% of people are sharing personal information such as their birthdays or family members online, and only 32% keep tabs on their children’s social media profiles. And 14% of people surveyed have already had a social media account hacked.
So this Halloween, don’t just fend off the werewolves and vampires. Keep hackers at bay by reading the infographic below:
What’s your biggest digital security fear? Let us know in the comments below.