ESET®, a global pioneer in proactive protection for more than two decades, has commissioned a survey of online shopping trends in the UK which has revealed that just in time for Cyber Monday, Brits seems to finally be taking their online safety seriously, with 93 percent revealing they only buy goods online from websites they either know or trust personally, and 89 percent revealing they always use a security solution when shopping online.
The study, which was conducted in quarter three of 2015, studied the attitudes of 1000 UK consumers, and also revealed that laptops and notebooks are favoured by 34 percent of Brits for shopping online, while 26 percent revealed they use their mobile phone. Tablets seem to be the least prefered method for shopping online with only 18 percent of respondents saying it was their most frequently used device.
Other findings from the study revealed that 40 percent of Brits most frequently use Paypal to pay for goods when shopping online, while 32 percent use their debit cards and 25 percent use their credit card. Only one percent of Brits use Bitcoin or other crypto currencies. In addition to this, they survey also revealed that 11 percent of Brits have been targeted with phishing scams, four percent have had their bank card or credit card number stolen and fortunately only two percent have had their bank login deatils stolen.
Especially for online shoppers, ESET has come up with a new feature in ESET Smart Security 9: Banking & Payment Protection. This offers a secured browser window with a higher level of protection for users’ money and sensitive data, and can help to make Black Friday and Cyber Monday a safer experience. Mark James, security specialist at ESET commenting on the study findings.
[su_note note_color=”#ffffcc” text_color=”#00000″]Mark James, Security Specialist at IT Security Firm ESET :
“It is very reassuring to see that so many Brits are finally realising the dangers of shopping online and are taking steps to help protect themselves. During the holiday season people should always be extra cautious as cybercriminals use this period to target online shoppers. One additional issue that consumers must not forget is to never let their guard down online, even if they do have security solutions installed. Cyber attacks are constantly evolving and people should always be vigilant of suspicious emails and avoid clicking on links and opening attachments from unknown senders.”[/su_note][su_box title=”About ESET” style=”noise” box_color=”#336588″]Since 1987, ESET® has been developing award-winning