Thursday, September 25, 2008

Cyber Crime Feared More Than Burglary, New Study Suggests

AVG research uncovers that cyber law-breaking is now feared nearly three modern modern times more
than burglary, five times more than assault ORLANDO, Fla., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- AVG Technologies, a leading
developer of Internet security software system for consumers and SMEs, this week
released the consequences of its ain research survey that showed U.S. citizens
are more than concerned about being the victims of cyber law-breaking than burglary or
assault. Of the 1,000 personal computer users surveyed in March 2008 through marketplace research
company Ipsos, 57% felt that they will most likely be the victims of cyber
crime with lone 21% believing they will be victims of burglary. These consequences can be linked to two key behavioural trends:
-- Very high usage of the Internet for increasingly sensitive transactions:
-- 74% of users store online
-- 67% of users depository financial institution online
-- 63% of users pay measures online
-- Low degrees of protection with high concerns for cyber-related crime:
-- 15% of users surveyed didn't cognize when security software system was
installed on their computers
-- 91% of users agreed that cyber larceny is certainly a concern While 57% of users surveyed said they would most likely be the victims
of cyber crime/theft, 73% felt confident that they were being protected by
their Internet security provider. "It's unclutter that we still have got a considerable amount of work to make to
protect computing machine users against cybercrime," states AVG Technologies chief executive officer J.R.
Smith. "In the space of a few years, the nature of the menace have changed
from a athletics to professional criminal activity. The challenge for us now is
to present security with a visible light touching that makes not smother innovation." "Securing the Web, by its very nature, should be a collaborative
undertaking. That's why AVG's menace research integrates user input signal as a
core component, fostering an environment in which users collaborate with
researchers to guarantee the protection of all." AVG Technologies offers both free and commercial merchandises to assist home
users and SMEs proactively protect their digital assets against
unauthorized entree or abuse. Home users can take AVG Anti-Virus, AVG
Anti-Virus asset Firewall, or AVG Internet Security, while concern users
can choose networked versions of the Anti-Virus and Internet Security
products as well as file- and email-server based Anti-Virus. AVG Free
offers basic anti-virus, anti-spyware, and safe-searching protection for
individual users. All merchandises offering unnoticeable high-performance
protection and ease of use, and are backed by planetary research laboratories
providing frequent updates to guarantee uninterrupted protection. About AVG Technologies Founded in 1991 and headquartered in the Czechoslovakian Republic, AVG is a
leading international developer of Internet menace protection solutions for
consumers, SMBs and little enterprises. AVG protects more than than 70 million
computer users around the world. The company have regional business offices in North
America and the United Kingdom, and uses some of the world's leading
experts in Internet security, specifically in the countries of menace research,
analysis and detection. AVG's award-winning products are distributed
globally through resellers and over the Internet as well as via third
parties through Software Developer's Kits (SDK). Please visit
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