In 2012 millions of accounts were compromised in an overwhelming amount of security breaches reported this year, and we still have a few months left. The largest 2012 account breaches so far included Zappos, Twitter and LinkedIn. Internet users are feeling vulnerable and not following safety best practices.
- A recent Harris poll showed that 3 out of 5 surveyed felt they were vulnerable to being hacked online
- Half of those surveyed do not change their password regularly
- 72 percent of US adults are concerned about their online data being used without their permission and of this same group, 36 percent store their personal information (like credit card information) on websites for convenience