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Polish and online privacy. Don’t make these mistakes!

Is online privacy a porridge for Poles? The latest report diagnoses our weaknesses: Internet users not only provide login credentials to third parties, but also share photos of documents!

Judging by all the password reports people choose to secure their online accounts, most of us don’t really care about our online security.

They reign short and simple passwords – those that are easy to remember. Unfortunately, it is just as easy for hackers to guess them.

However, this is not the only sin we commit online. The most recent report from ChronPESEL.pl and the National Debt Register highlights our most common mistakes.

Online privacy – the biggest sins of Poles

The study focused on how Poles take care of their personal data. As you might expect, the results are not optimistic. It turns out that young Poles have the biggest problem with this.

According to the report, as many as 11.5% of all respondents once shared their login information third. Interestingly, in the 18-24 age group this percentage rises to 28%. In the 25-34 age group, this result drops to 16%.

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Do not post photos of documents

That’s not the end of the bad news – turns out the problem isn’t ours either. publication of photos of documents on the web.

No less than 19.4% of Internet users aged 18 to 24 admitted it. This is the domain of young people – for comparison, among respondents aged over 55, only 8% of respondents admitted to such actions.

In the meantime, a photo or scan of an ID published on the web can be used in the same way as a stolen ID with a wallet. Criminals may attempt to incur a financial obligation on our behalf in the form of a loan or lease. Of course, the request for payment will be sent to us later. We can face the consequences of such actions even several months after the event. Therefore, remember not to provide sensitive data over the phone and verify all such cases by personally calling the institution’s hotline. Also after the fact, if we have already provided this information. In such a case, it is important to react as quickly as possible.

– comments Bartłomiej Drozd, ChronPESEL.pl expert

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At the same time, no less than 60% of respondents say that does not know how to behave in the face of a hacker attack. Among the 18-24 age group, they found the most confident in their skills – 47% of respondents said they knew what action to take. This time, seniors (39%) and 35-44 year olds (37%) are the worst off.

According to the ChronPESEL.pl study, however, only 22% of respondents said that they would know how to recognize a fake SMS or e-mail. Among people aged 65 to 74, this is only 12% of respondents. This is why cyber criminals are always eager to develop fake SMS campaigns. Here is what their effects could be:

ManiaKu, pay attention to this news. Fraudsters defrauded more than 60,000 zlotys!

Source: press release

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