Faster Internet More Important Than Security for Brits!

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PUREVPNIndustry NewsFaster Internet More Important Than Security for Brits!

Yet another survey highlights the risks people are willing to take just to connect to a free public Wi-Fi network. A recent survey by SecureAuth revealed that a whopping 71% of Brits prefer fast internet speed over online security.

Furthermore, three in five Brits have no problem sharing personally identifiable information (PII) over public Wi-Fi. 69% will provide their email address, but just one-fifth (20%) would give up their home address over the network. Whilst online, 49% will use the Internet for shopping purposes while 36% will use it to conduct banking transactions – both credit and debit.

More worrying is that 28% access work emails when connected to public Wi-Fi out and about. This not only exposes the individual, but also his company and his corporate clients to huge risks. As we’ve pointed out before, public Wi-Fi network is the Wild West when it comes to online security. Once PII is stolen, it can lead to some very serious problems for users.

Such problems can include stolen identities, damage to financial posture (such as the credit card information being accessed) and even data being held for ransom.

“With one Wi-Fi hotspot for every six people in the UK, there is no shortage of opportunity for bad actors to take advantage. In 2015, there were more than 2,000 confirmed breaches and it’s estimated that 63% of those attacks leveraged stolen credentials. Whilst not all of these attacks took place over public Wi-Fi, clearly it is a window of opportunity for bad actors and there is a need for more consumer education around online security,” commented Craig Lund, SecureAuth CEO.

So the question is, is there a way to get both fast Internet speed and Security?

Yes there is! One way Brits can access public Wi-Fi networks without compromising their security is by using PureVPN. PureVPN is a VPN tool built to provide online security to Internet users. It encrypts all forms of Internet communications and makes sure that no hacker can access or snoop over your data. With features like the dedicated IP VPN, and its incredible speed, PureVPN makes sure that you get the best of both worlds!

author

Sheheryar Khan

date

November 24, 2022

time

2 years ago

Sheheryar Ahmed Khan is a privacy enthusiast, currently affiliated with PureVPN. His reporting covers subjects related to online privacy, anonymity, and security. Also a believer in online freedom, Sheheryar likes to spend his free time streaming football matches and TV shows online.

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