New Survey Shows Canadians Not Protecting Themselves Online

password securityCanada is a country with surprisingly little online security know-how. A recent survey of 1,000 Canadians over the age of 18 revealed the Great White North takes shockingly few protective measures when it comes to their tech.

The new survey released by Norton by Symantec reported that 30 percent of Canadians do not have any security software installed on their devices. Another 30 percent do work on their home PCs. Although the correlation between these two numbers was not revealed, it isn’t a stretch to assume people who take their work home might not have any security software in place either.

Two-thirds of Canadians have logged into public Wi-Fi in the last month, which offers no security against hackers. As well, 25 percent have shared their personal passwords with friends or family, proving that Canada shares the same poor password hygiene as the rest of the world.

Giving your spouse your password, using public WiFi and bringing work home may all be convenient, but it is also important to know the risks and be as protected as possible.