Kaspersky: the desire to connect to any Internet presents risks for international travelers

Jul

19

2016

It revealed a study conducted by Kaspersky Lab that there is a high proportion of travelers who rush to connect to any port of the Internet and instant access to any foreign country, which may make them connect Wi-Fi networks are unsafe, thus exposing their personal risk.

And it showed the results of the survey, which included 11,850 people from around the world, that the communication and public Internet networks abroad are the most common to the spread of cyber crimes environments. However, considering that the most important ever travel information, such as maps and assurances hotel reservation and data recording accommodations and the rise of the aircraft, are stored on the Internet, it is likely not to be in front of international travelers only connect to the Internet for instant access option. Many of them may be keen to use Wi-Fi networks instead of incurring roaming expenses, despite the fact that it will put them at risk.

The study revealed that when you leave the airport, there are 44% of travelers who come into contact in advance to the Internet, so that 69% are keen to connect to the Internet to inform family and friends their arrival to their destination safely, while 39% of travelers said that they connect to the Internet mainly in order to download travel information.

And formed the pressures of work is also one of the strong motivations to connect to the Internet at 38% of the travelers, as is the case in accelerating communicate with others via social networks, according to 34% of them. He reported that 34% survival in the case of an Internet connection while traveling is, simply put, is the closest thing something instinctively if you will.

Participants say the poll: “We are used to stay connected to the Internet when we are in their original homeland, so much so that we are an instant access to any foreign country can hardly afford to wait for a moment to think about the network that we will call them or how we will contact them or the type of whether there was someone spying on us or something else”. There are 82% connect Wi-Fi networks is free and is safe in airports, hotels, cafes and restaurants.

Kaspersky Lab noted that, far from the motherland and reliable networks, the lack of attention to the security of networks giving way for cybercriminals to manipulate them. It was signed by 18% of travelers victim of Internet crimes while they are outside their home country, compared with 6% of those who were subjected to actual crimes from the reality of life.

He said the Russian company specializing in information security: “This is not surprising if we take into account the fact that the digital habits rarely change during our presence abroad, even though we may be more likely to connect to public networks and unsafe.” And 61% say that they perform banking transactions 55% of them shop online through contact Wi-Fi networks while abroad.

Said Eugene Kaspersky, Chairman and CEO of Kaspersky Lab: “I am a frequent travelers, and my agenda is always crowded meetings, conferences and negotiations in different parts of the world. Do more than 100 travel trip a year is unusual for me. Of course, while I’m abroad I use the various public Wi-Fi networks to connect to the Internet at all times. The first thing I do after connecting to the network, is to connect to any virtual private network (VPN) (in the cases of these, use special VPN Bkasprska Lab), which is considered one of the best precautions that you would recommend them to anyone. Of course, the best work of continuous updates for all programs including. Software security package your own and not to be trusted with any person resides on the Internet. “

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