Yesterday was the international Safer Internet Day, and also the day that second annual Microsoft Computing Safety Index’s results were published. Research was done globally on a massive scale; over 10,000 PC, smartphone and tablet users in 20 countries and regions were surveyed. The results? Outright troubling.

To begin with, 55 % of the global respondents said they are experiencing multiple online risks, but only 16 % confirmed that they are also taking proactive steps to protect their data and themselves. On a scale of 1 to 100, the global average for respondents’ personal approach to online safety was 34 for PCs and 40 for mobile devices.

For more info and tips about computing safety, you might want to check out my Privacy & Security category. Stay safe, folks!

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