The pandemic has changed our lifestyle in the digital space. We cannot deny the fact that many are forced to work from home.
Thus, the working class, mainly situated by Millenials, are forced to double digital and online consumption more than ever. But what’s the tick of this new era about the online and cyber world?
According to the new study released by Kaspersky, online security topped the list of the most crucial factors for a millennial as they would deal with or at least enhance their cyber comfort zones.
36% of the respondents answered that in their questionnaires.
Meanwhile, 37% said that while they prioritize their security, they are too uninteresting in getting attracted to a cybercriminal’s eyes.
Interesting facts also show that as they spend more on social media, two thirds (61%) confirmed that online dating from home is a particular concern for their digital security.
Addressing these predicaments, close to half (52%) of millennials rely on trustworthy apps on official stores like Apple Store and Google Play, and 49% run regular anti-virus scans on each of their devices to protect themselves.
Also, one good thing to note is 13% of millennials, who admitted to connecting to their neighbors’ Wi-Fi in the past without them knowing.
With pandemic forcing us to face our screens, the survey also revealed that an average person is spending nearly two (1.8) extra hours online every day vs. beginning of the year – increasing the average up to 7.1 hours a day.
Almost half (49%) say this increased time online has made them more aware of their digital security.
Andrew Winton, the company’s Vice President for Marketing, said, “2020 has been a defining year for the digital home. With many of us all over the world in lockdown, the amount we interact with and rely on, technology has increased dramatically.”
On the other hand, Kaspersky also gave some essential tips on keeping mobile devices secure and safe such as: paying attention to website authenticity, keeping a list of online accounts containing personal info, blocking installation of the unknown program, starting using Privacy Checker, and using security software that can notify you of real-time alerts.