‘Am I being watched?’ Survey Reveals Security Concerns
A quarter of Americans aren’t concerned with being monitored online, according to ASecureLife report, "Trust Issues: New Survey Sheds Light on American's Biggest Security Concerns".
More findings include:
- Around 65 percent of Americans surveyed expressed concern that the government might be monitoring them. Only half of Americans fear they’re being monitored by businesses, despite the constant evidence of targeted ads and data collection by some of the big social media companies.
- Two-thirds of Americans believe their smart devices are recording them.
- About one in five parents (over 20 percent) would let Alexa entertain their kids while they’re away.
- 75 percent of Americans believe smart homes can be easily hacked.
- When asked if they fear a home invasion more than identity theft, 53 percent of women said yes, compared to 44 percent of men. When asked “Which would you rather do for a month: stop locking your doors or change all your passwords to ‘1234’?” men’s responses were split 50/50 while 59 percent of women preferred to change their passwords to “1234".
- When asked whether respondents feared home invasion more than identity theft, 70 percent of Americans over the age of 54 said they did not fear a home invasion more than identity theft. People under 34 were much more likely to fear home invasion over identity theft.
- 63 percent of Americans between the ages of 25 and 34 were more concerned about home invasion and 71 percent of that group would rather change their passwords to “1234” for a month than leave their doors unlocked for a month.