30% of Indians Put Info at Risk on WiFi

RanuP on Wednesday August 31, 2016 at 09:19:43 AM

30% of Indians Put Info at Risk on WiFi

Over 30% of Indian internet users put their personal information at risk of being stolen via public WiFi.

(CCM) — Indian web users show do not hesitate to share their personal information, such as credit card details or emails, on public WiFi — even at the major risk of being stolen. A global survey by Intel Security revealed that over 30% of Indian users access, survey, or share sensitive, personal information using public internet hotspot. The South Asian country topped the list of 14 countries surveyed for the study, followed by Mexico (19%) and Brazil (18%).

The results of the survey suggest that the majority of Indians (84%) connect to the internet while on vacation. "While doing so, they often access and share sensitive information without considering the potential cyber risks of divulging credit card details, work mails, and personal information on unsecured public WiFi," said Venkat Krishnapur, Head of Intel Security's India Development Centre. More than one in three Indians (36%) shared their personal data even after realizing that it could make them vulnerable. The company surveyed over 1,400 people in India between the ages of 21 and 54 for this report.

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