Americans most anxious about financial data theft

According to a new study, US consumers would rather be robbed or have their email account hijacked than see their financial information and social security details stolen or compromised.

More than three in four (77%) Americans say that having their financial details compromised is their greatest anxiety. The study of 1,000 adults by Braun Research on behalf of MasterCard found that even the thought of naked photos leaking online doesn’t come close — only 55% cited it as a greater fear.

The overwhelming majority of respondents (92%) believe that they take precautions when it comes to financial information, yet when asked, 46% said that they rarely or never change online passwords for financial accounts; 44% recycle the same password for multiple online services and 39% have checked their financial data while using a public network.

Source: Yahoo Mail 

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