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Public wi-fi puts 96 per cent Indians' personal information at risk: Norton Report

Warning to the 96 percent of Indians who make use of public wifi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos. According to the latest report by Norton by Symantec on Tuesday said that using public wifi puts their personal information at risk.


By   |  Updated On : July 19, 2017 01:04 PM
Public Wi-fi puts 96 per cent Indians' personal information at risk

Public Wi-fi puts 96 per cent Indians' personal information at risk

New Delhi :  

Warning to the 96 percent of Indians who make use of public wifi for checking bank accounts, sharing personal photos and videos. According to the latest report by Norton by Symantec on Tuesday said that using public wifi puts their personal information at risk.

According to the 'Norton Wi-Fi Risk Report 2017' by Symantec, consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi network and their online behaviour may be placing their personal information at risk.

The report titled 'Wi-Fi Risk Report' found 51 per cent of Indian respondents saying they can't wait more than a few minutes before logging onto a wi-fi network.

"There is a deep divide between what people think is safe when it comes to using public Wi-Fi versus the reality," said Ritesh Chopra, Country Manager, Consumer Business Unit, Symantec, in a statement.

"What someone thinks are private on their personal device can easily be accessed by cyber criminals through unsecure Wi-Fi Networks or even apps with privacy vulnerabilities," he added.

There is a deep divide between what people think is safe when it comes to using public wi-fi versus the reality, Ritesh Chopra, Country Manager of Symantec Consumer Business Unit, said.

"What someone thinks are private on their personal device can easily be accessed by cyber criminals through unsecured wifi networks or even apps with privacy vulnerabilities," he added.

Norton, which offers security solutions, surveyed 15,000 respondents across 15 countries, including over 1,000 from India.

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First Published: Wednesday, July 19, 2017 11:17 AM


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