Why we adopt then abandon online safety practices

Why we adopt then abandon online safety practices

Posted April 26, 2020
Why we adopt then abandon online safety practices

  • We try to follow experts’ cybersecurity and privacy recommendations but quite often many of us do so halfway or we give up.
  • Security practices like avoiding clicking on unknown links or emails were much more adopted than privacy or ID theft practices (such as using ad blocker or placing a credit freeze on one’s credit reports, respectively).
  • The potential reason behind this might be that the damage from security risks is much more tangible, the researchers said.
  • When it comes to privacy and the information companies collect about people, the harms are more difficult to visualize.

    Michigan News – Laurel Thomas | April 26, 2020