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How hackable are you?

National Cyber Security Centre in the UK releases its findings, published on 21 April the NCSC of the UK lists what are some startling findings, but we are all aware of the issues and many of us are guilty. Get the full report here.

This report and the surrounding PR have motivated us at mobilearn to create some contributions on privacy and security, and we will do this in the next few weeks, in easy-to-understand and some of the basic steps to take to secure a digital presence and engender privacy too.

The Ten Most Common Used Passwords:

  1. 123456
  2. 123456789
  3. qwerty
  4. password
  5. 111111
  6. 12345678
  7. abc123
  8. 1234567
  9. password1
  10. 12345

Highlights of this study as summarised by NCSC:

  • Only 15% say they know a great deal about how to protect themselves from harmful activity
  • The most regular concern is money being stolen – with 42% feeling it likely to happen by 2021
  • 89% use the internet to make online purchases – with 39% on a weekly basis
  • One in three rely to some extent on friends and family for help on cyber security
  • Young people more likely to be privacy conscious and careful of what details they share online
  • 61% of internet users check social media daily, but 21% report they never look at social media
  • 70% always use PINs and passwords for smart phones and tablets
  • Less than half do not always use a strong, separate password for their main email account