4 out of 10 users will change their online habits in 2020
Radical changes in their digital tendencies are being launched by users around the world for 2020; more than 4 in 10 will change their digital routine in 2020, creating new digital expectations for the new year. According to a recent Kaspersky survey, the majority of people aim to reduce the time spent with their various gadgets daily. Research has revealed that there are many areas that people want to improve, such as reducing the time they spend in front of the screen (29.1%), or not sleeping with their smartphone next to their pillow (18.3%). This shows that digital detoxification is still on the rise. 2019 was a difficult year for personal data; password thefts were up 60% more than in 2018, login abuse was also on the rise, while online porn and adult websites were up more than 100%.This has led to more than half of Internet users (56%) feeling that complete privacy in the modern digital world is impossible and to one in three (32.3%) having uncertainty about how they can fully protect their privacy on the Internet.
Given these data, it is not surprising that the findings of a new survey conducted by Kaspersky show that 42.3% of users have confirmed that they will try to improve their digital habits for the new year. For example, one quarter of respondents (25%) decided to back up more regurarly and clean their desktop on a regular basis, while 11.2% want to delete friends they have never met in person from Facebook. Overall, it appears that an emerging trend for 2020 is investing in cyber-knowledge.
Aiming to protect users from all kinds of online threats they can face, Kaspersky recommends;
Securing all the devices used for online transactions, banking, shopping and socializing by applying patches and online security in a timely manner.
Usage of a unique, complex password for each online account being used.
Careful review of privacy and security settings and limit what can be detected and shared.
Disabling applications and features unless used.
Disabling of monitoring and location services and clearing cookies on a regular basis.
Checking of emails with the help of services like “Have I Been Pawned” to see if any of your digital accounts have been compromised.
To provide the best experiences, we use technologies like cookies to store and/or access device information. Consenting to these technologies will allow us to process data such as browsing behavior or unique IDs on this site. Not consenting or withdrawing consent, may adversely affect certain features and functions.
The technical storage or access is strictly necessary for the legitimate purpose of enabling the use of a specific service explicitly requested by the subscriber or user, or for the sole purpose of carrying out the transmission of a communication over an electronic communications network.
The technical storage or access is necessary for the legitimate purpose of storing preferences that are not requested by the subscriber or user.
The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for statistical purposes.The technical storage or access that is used exclusively for anonymous statistical purposes. Without a subpoena, voluntary compliance on the part of your Internet Service Provider, or additional records from a third party, information stored or retrieved for this purpose alone cannot usually be used to identify you.
The technical storage or access is required to create user profiles to send advertising, or to track the user on a website or across several websites for similar marketing purposes.