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Turkey’s ‘digital superstition’ revealed: here are the results of the research that takes the twist

Many misconceptions can also arise in the internet world, where billions of people come together. Kaspersky’s “Digital Superstitions Survey”, which exposes these perceptions, also sheds light on an interesting thought from the respondents.

The study, which also found that 4 out of 10 people in Turkey named their devices, also showed behavior from the same group. Accordingly, nearly 9 out of 10 users in Turkey believe that their phone conversations with foreigners can be recorded and used to steal money from their accounts.

There is also a big misconception about websites:

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The report is also a website HTTPS protocol in the case of users 85% of revealed that he trusts this site. However, these sites can be unreliable.

According to the information shared by Kaspersky, sites that comply with the HTTPS protocol cannot access personal data from outside the website. However, these data are if it is a source of phishing It can also be hijacked by the site itself.

Other critical misconceptions revealed in the report:

  • 56% of users have all their information on a smartphone reset to factory settings He thinks he can remove it. But that is not the case.
  • 62% devices if it is not connected to the internet, you will not be infected with malware. believes. However, this software can also infect the device through removable drives.
  • 85% of internet browsers The “Incognito” mode ensures complete anonymity on the Internet. is thinking. However, “Incognito” mode does not guarantee privacy, but it does not save history, cookies and download history.

Kaspersky also shared 7 tips to protect yourself against cyber threats:

  • Pay attention to privacy settings on social networks and popular platforms.
  • Use strong and unique passwords for all your accounts (at least 12 characters with different letters, numbers and special characters), store them in password managers.
  • Set up two-factor authorization on services that allow this.
  • Only download applications from official stores and regularly check what programs are installed on the device.
  • Do not follow suspicious links in email, instant messengers or social networks (even if sent by friends).
  • Before entering your personal or payment information, carefully check the name of the site in the address bar.
  • Don’t believe the myths and constantly improve your digital literacy and install a reliable security solution on all devices, including mobile devices, so you don’t have to worry about the safety of your data.

Source: Web Tekno

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