A good number of consumers consider online communication channels to be unsecure, but still use them regularly, findings of the Kaspersky Lab 2015 Consumer Security Risks Survey has revealed.
According to the research, 70 percent of participants consider photo messengers to be an unsecure online communication tool. While 62 percent do not find mobile (including social) instant messengers secure and 61 percent do not trust online VoIP services.
However, respondents cited social media messengers (37%), mobile messengers (25%) and VoIP calls (15%) as some of the most frequently used tools for online communications.
[blockquote right=”pull-right”] “Naturally, we do not advocate that people should stop using online messengers. However, caution is needed when sending information via the Internet. For instance, you shouldn’t connect to communication channels that are known to be unsecure, such as a public Wi-Fi network, because information may be intercepted. It is also important that consumers are careful when choosing online tools for personal communication, and only use a device reliably protected by a password and an Internet security solution.”[/blockquote]