Kaspersky Study: 1 out of 4 users using apps gives webcam and mic to Axis, 60% fear to see with camera


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A quarter of users allow their phone’s mic and webcam to use apps. A global study conducted by the cyber security firm Kaspersky on 15,000 people found that 1 in 4 users do so. However, users are more aware of webcam security.

6 out of 10 people in the study were worried that they could be viewed with the help of a webcam without their consent. 60% of the people reported that this work can be done with Malicious software.

Those between 25 and 34 years of age give app to Axis
The study revealed that most people have given mic and camera axes to video conferencing platforms after the Kovid-19 epidemic. Because with the help of this, where people are doing business, then children’s education is also being done through online platforms. These tools act as the architect for sudden digital changes. The apps are mostly given by 27% of people aged 25 to 34 years of age with webcam and mic.

55 years old gives Axis
38% of users 55 years of age and older do not provide any type of access to apps or services. That is, other Axis apps like Camera, Mic, Gallery, Call, Contact are not given.

Now getting alerts about user security
Marina Titova, head of consumer product marketing at Caspersky, said many people are not familiar with security protocols related to webcam use and cyber security processes. However, what we are seeing now is a strong positive trend of increasing awareness about online security and potential threats. This shows more active behavior of the consumer.

Private data security firm likes 84% ​​of Indians
Most Indians around the world work with these organizations for data privacy and data security. According to a survey conducted by Canada-based information management company OpenText, 84% of Indians work with a data privacy firm. During the survey, his opinion was taken from 6000 people of the country.

On the other hand, 49% of people in the UK, 41% in Germany, 36% in Spain and 17% in France work with data privacy firms. That is, Indians pay more attention to their data privacy.

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