Indians not cautious about data security, 33 percent of sensitive data insecure – Survey

    Indian users are not serious about data security and carelessness is seen in their attitude.
    The Local Circles survey found that around 33 per cent of Indians store data such as computer passwords, bank accounts, credit and debit card numbers and PINs in an insecure manner.
    The survey report states that apart from this data, users also store details like Aadhaar and PAN card in their list of contact numbers or on email.

    About 24,000 people from 393 different districts of India were made a part of this survey.
    About 39 percent of the people surveyed said that they keep their important data safe by writing them on paper.
    At the same time, about 21 percent claimed that they remember passwords and other personal details and do not need to store them anywhere.
    Apart from this, about 15 percent people said that their sensitive data is saved in email or computer.

    About 29 per cent of those surveyed said that the information related to the PIN of their ATM or debit card is known to their family members and they share the PIN to the family members.
    Apart from this, about four percent people said to share these sensitive login details with their office or home staff.
    About 65 percent said that they do not share the backing pin with anyone.

    Local Circles has said that the survey report and the data revealed will be shared with the Government of India and the Reserve Bank of India.
    With the help of this data, it will be decided that programs can be designed for Indian users and they can be made aware about data security on a large scale.
    In this way Indian users will be protected and kept safe from the dangers of data theft.

    In the last two years, the cases of cyber attacks and data theft on users in India have also increased manifold.
    In most of the cases of data theft, the slightest negligence on the part of the users is heavy on them.
    Due to not storing passwords, ATM and debit card PINs and personal details in a secure manner, hackers get a lot of information from users and can be harmed.

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