Doug Bedell — October 9, 2019, 11:44 am

The Internet’s No Place for Nonchalance


Feeling safe using the Internet? You probably shouldn’t be, the ZD Net blog advises: “Answers from a survey of 4,272 US adults conducted in June by the Pew Research Center found that most Americans aren’t as tech-savvy as you’d normally expect from the country that houses most of today’s web tech innovation.

“Most Americans can’t recognize the basics of web security, such as two-factor authentication (2FA), HTTPS. or private browsing.

“Only 2% of all the survey takers managed to answer all ten questions correctly in a very basic tech quiz.”

So we’ve got lots of company in our nonchalance toward using the Internet. It’s as though we’re treating computers like television sets, using them casually. With hackers swarming around out there, that can lead to digital trouble.

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