Posted October 09, 2018 12:59:06The fear of the internet has long held a grip over Americans, and as the world gets more connected and digital, we are starting to realize that the internet itself is the real danger.
We are becoming more aware of the many dangers that lurk in the dark corners of the web.
But there are also many benefits to having the internet available, such as the ability to be social and connect with others, as well as being able to access and access content, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pew Research Center.
It’s one reason why the internet is so popular, with nearly 80 percent of all internet users having access to the service, according the Pew report.
But, it also comes with a cost.
And that cost is our fear of being hacked.
The Pew report found that in the United States, around 1.4 million people have lost their personal information to a data breach at some point in their lives, while the number of people that have experienced a data loss at work has increased from 678,000 in the year that started the report to 835,000 this year.
And a survey by the cybersecurity firm Mandiant found that the average amount of data lost per month is around $1,000.
And those numbers aren’t just limited to breaches.
According to the survey, almost a quarter of Americans are at risk of losing their personal data, which means that more than 1 in 4 Americans could be vulnerable to a breach in the future.
It also means that cybercriminals have a much easier time finding and exploiting the vulnerabilities in the web that makes the internet so powerful.
“There are so many potential vulnerabilities that a breach of this magnitude has a significant impact on the way the internet works and our daily lives,” said Pew researcher Jonathan Zittrain.
And the internet, it turns out, is not the only thing that can be vulnerable.
“The web is not an isolated entity, it’s a network, and it’s not just about the hardware, it has to do with how it’s connected to other devices and how it communicates with each other,” said Zittra.
“And if we have a breach, we lose our ability to communicate and interact with each person.”
As more people have access to devices that can connect with the internet via Wi-Fi or a wired connection, there is more opportunity for hackers to find vulnerabilities that could compromise the data that is on them, according Zitt.
“If a hacker is able to compromise your device, they can potentially gain access to a lot of other data that’s not encrypted,” he said.
“They can then use that data for their own malicious purposes, which could be used for their nefarious purposes.”
It’s also possible for an attacker to use these vulnerabilities to compromise the personal data that has already been shared by the user.
“For example, a company might be able to get into a user’s social media accounts or find out their financial information,” Zitt said.
In some cases, attackers can also get access to financial information by hacking a bank account, as the bank may have access credentials that the attacker can use to create a fake account or otherwise obtain the financial information of the user without their knowledge.
“It’s a little bit like an ATM,” said John Poole, founder and CEO of the cybersecurity security firm CrowdStrike.
“You’re getting into the accounts of people you don’t know, and you’re gaining access to their financial data.”