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Canadian survey indicates lax attitude to online security

By Staff   

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A recent poll conducted by CBC and the Toronto Star suggests that Canadians may not be too savvy when it comes to protecting their identity online or using personal security tools. According to an article published on the CBC website:

The poll discovered that 81 per cent of Canadians have cleared cookies — that is, data about you that websites and browsers can store — and erased their internet browser history.

But only 15 per cent have used encryption, which is considered one of the safest way to share digital data. It scrambles a user’s data to block any person, internet service provider or agency from snooping on you.

The poll also found that only 17 per cent have used services that allow them to hide their online identity, which could include virtual private networks (VPNs), which can disguise a user’s location.

For more survey results, read the full story on the CBC website here.

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