Most Israelis exposed to online dangers, few change passwords

According to a study done by ESET, nearly half of Israelis were hurt due to spam or malicious emails.

Police cyber crime unit (photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Police cyber crime unit
(photo credit: POLICE SPOKESPERSON'S UNIT)
Three-quarters of Israelis have been threatened by cyber dangers, a study conducted by the ESET Internet security company shows. 
 
According to a press release, nearly every second Israeli (45%) was hurt because of spam or malicious emails. Only a fraction, 5%, take the effort to change passwords monthly with 62% never changing passwords unless asked to do so by their service providers such as banks. 
 
Only 28% of smartphone users installed an anti-virus software on their devices, despite the face many people use their devices to transfer money or book flights as more and more users rely on smartphones for everyday tasks. 


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