Google search: non-experts see patches rarely as means of security




Respondents who were not Internet experts, called in an investigation of Google in just two percent of the patches as one of the most important ways to protect your computer.

Internet users who are not experts, system updates do not see as a top priority to protect your computer against malware, concludes the internetgegant. In another group of respondents, Google labels as expert, said 35 percent of respondents said they see installing software patches as one of the top three ways to keep your computer safe. According to a research paper which Google has put online Thursday.

The percentage of 2 comes from the question of what people see as the three most important ways to keep online ‘safe’. Experts call in addition to updating the system using unique passwords and the use of two-stage authentication as key factors, while non-experts came up with the use of antivirus, using strong passwords and visiting only known websites.

Google questioned 230 294 experts and non-experts, who found through Amazon Mechanical Turk. All respondents lived in the United States and had already done at least 500 jobs on the Amazon service.

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