Given the amount of connected devices, cybercrime can no longer be ignored, writes Nafisa Akabor.

South Africa saw more than 36 million people access the internet in 2017, whether it was through a laptop, PC, tablet or smartphone (Source: Statista). Given the amount of connected devices, cybercrime can no longer be ignored.

Did you know that out of the 19.6% of South Africans who were affected by cybercrime, 48.8% were affected by local threats? Additionally, when it comes to passwords, 40% of South Africans store these insecurely, while 15% use the same password for all accounts? These statistics were shared by Kaspersky Lab at the recent Cyber Security Weekend in Istanbul, for the period ending March 2018.

Continue reading here: https://www.w24.co.za/Entertainment/Technology/cybercrime-sucks-heres-how-not-to-be-a-victim-20180418

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