75% of Brits believe companies aren’t doing enough to secure their personal data – 15% said they had their personal data exposed by a leak or a hack.
77% think the internet is getting more dangerous, with 35% saying they don’t feel safe online
Most have anti-virus security software, but only just over half use anti-spyware/malware and firewalls
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New research by the broadband, TV and mobile internet switching site BroadbandGenie.co.uk has revealed the majority of Brits think the internet is getting more dangerous. More than half (54%) say they have caught a computer virus, 15% have had their personal data exposed by a leak or hack and 12% have been a victim of an online scam.
The majority of users have taken steps to protect themselves from threats by installing anti-virus software (80%), yet only (53%) have added further protection by installing anti-spyware/malware software, while 57% use firewalls and just 23% use...