Consumers Don't Know Much About Cybersecurity

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  • Less than half of consumers

    know Wi-Fi is not encrypted

    by default.

    Just 13% know that using a VPN minimizes risks

    from insecure Wi-Fi networks.

    Only a third know that https:// URLs

    are encrypted, while 54% were unsure.

    THINGS GUESTSDONT KNOW

    ABOUT SECURITY

    Slightly less than that know that public networks are unsafe for some sensitive activities.

    THINGS GUESTS DO KNOW ABOUT SECURITY

    45%

    33%

    13%

    73%

    Three-quarters can pick out themost secure password from a lineup.

    75%

    A slight majorityknow that not all location trackingstops when a smartphones GPS is shut off.

    52%

    At a time when hotels need to take every precaution to avoid falling victim to a data breach and being branded as insecure, consumers dont seem to know much about the security issues that worry them.

    CYBERSECURITY

    CONSUMERSDONT KNOW M

    UCH ABOUT

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    illustrations: annamarie hudsonSource: Pew Research Center