Consumers oddly confident in their cybersecurity, even as their data is stolen

October 15, 2015


The average homeowner and parent would not leave their home unlocked with criminals in the area nor would they let their children wander about with predators on the loose, but when it comes to protecting their home and kids online many people are rather blasé about the danger.

A survey of 1,433 adults in the U.S. by and the , Behind Our Digital Doors: found 79 percent felt confidently safe that their and connected devices are secure. This, even though 40 percent said they had never changed the factory-set password on their wireless router, and another 20 percent saying they had been the victim of data theft in the past year.

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