In my previous blog I discussed the findings of a McAfee study that revealed India ranking 10th among least protected PC users globally. This means many of us are pretty careless or might I say clueless, when it comes to computer and smartphone protection. Why is this so?
I think it stems from a lack of collective knowledge, which is the result of learning derived from society’s experiences over time. For example, we have learnt the hard way that it is not safe to keep valuables at home, whether in a cupboard or in a hole dug in the kitchen corner. It’s best to insure them and keep them in banks. But it has happened gradually and several thefts to make people realize this.
Similarly, many people ignore basic safety measures till they themselves face difficulty or danger. But by then, it might be too late.
According to the survey,…