Do we have a false sense of security?
When it comes to the
security software on their computer, what Americans say they have, doesn’t match up with what’s actually there.
McAfee/NCSA Cyber Security Survey
Expired Anti-Virus Software. While 92% of Americans think that their anti-virus software is up to date, just 51% have current anti-virus software that has received an
updated DAT file within the past week.
Disabled Firewall. Even though 73% of Americans think they have a firewall installed, only 64% actually have it enabled.
Quick Tip #4
Less than half have anti-spyware
protection. While 70% think they have
anti-spyware software, just 60% actually have it
Protection. More than twice as many Americans report having antiphishing
software as actually have it installed (27%