Survey Alert: There's a 1 in 3 Chance Your Internet Is Vulnerable to Hacking

A lack of awareness of which websites are phishing for their personal information or contain spyware, malware, or other threats leaves users exposed.

Survey Alert: There's a 1 in 3 Chance Your Internet Is Vulnerable to Hacking

Other users are either unaware that such threats exist, or don't know how to conduct safe searches, blacklist or whitelist domains, or filter content.

If the U.S. government isn't safe from Internet threats, where do ordinary Americans stand?

According to the results of the Ooma.com Internet Security Survey—a national survey of 1,000 Americans conducted by Ooma [http://www.ooma.com]—31% of Americans have had their Internet network, e-mail, or computer hacked or compromised.

Notable findings of the study include:

>> INTERNET BROWSING EXPOSES THE MAJORITY OF US TO DANGER
54% of Americans have accidentally visited a website that infected their computer with a virus. A lack of awareness of which websites are phishing for their personal information or contain spyware, malware, or other threats leaves users exposed.

>> 1 IN 5 AMERICANS ARE AWARE OF THE PROBLEM AND WANT TO SOLVE IT
22% of Americans wish their devices were protected from online threats such as viruses, phishing, and malware. Other users are either unaware that such threats exist, or don't know how to conduct safe searches, blacklist or whitelist domains, or filter content.

>> PARENTS WANT MORE CONTROL OVER WHERE THEIR KIDS GO ONLINE

12% of American parents wish they could block access to certain websites for their kids. This includes blocking inappropriate or explicit images from search engine results or restricting access to certain sites, but could also include preventing kids from visiting websites that might compromise a family device.

*** SOURCE: Ooma [http://www.ooma.com] ***

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