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One third of Poles feel at ease about their online data, 65 per cent worry about security 


One third of Poles feel calm about their data online. 65 per cent are worried about their security and already 35 per cent have had to deal with cybercrime, according to a recent study by ClickMeeting. The most common threats are phishing (phishing for data by impersonating another person or institution), and malware (malicious software).

Among other things, respondents were asked whether they felt safe online in terms of protecting their data. Only 20 per cent responded that they do not fear for their data, while 41 per cent feel secure, but would prefer more security. As many as 27 per cent do not feel their data is protected online, but would like to change this, while 13 per cent of respondents said they had not thought about these issues.

When protecting themselves, the most common concerns are cookies and privacy settings on their computer and phone. Respondents are using incognito mode less and less. More than half of respondents are familiar with tools that improve online security. Nearly one-third of Poles are not familiar with such solutions, and 20 per cent of respondents admit that they have never looked for them. 

At the same time, only 36 per cent of respondents declare that they always take care of their privacy in the virtual world, while 56 per cent do, not always, but they try. In contrast, 6 per cent of repondents do not think about these issues because they do not know how to take care of them, and 1 per cent of those surveyed do not do so because it does not matter to them.

This is another survey on online safety conducted by the Polish ClickMeeting platform. It was conducted on a representative group of Poles over the age of 18. Women accounted for 52 per cent of respondents and men for 48 per cent. Respondents were residents of towns and cities with up to 5,000 inhabitants (40 per cent), between 5,000 and 20,000 inhabitants (11 per cent), between 20,000 and 100,000 inhabitants (20 per cent), between 100,000 and 500,000 inhabitants (17 per cent) and above 500,000 inhabitants (12 per cent).

Arkadiusz Słomczyński

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