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Virtual private network service provider NordVPN has released a recent study on the risks associated with the use of digital assets. So, according to the report, residents of the United States have insufficient information to protect themselves from crypto-fraud on the Web.
According to the provider, about one thousand respondents of different social status participated in the survey. Based on these responses from Americans, people are not sufficiently aware of the cyber threats that can await them on various crypto platforms.
According to the survey results, about 31% of respondents are completely unaware that the use of digital assets is associated with a dumb amount of risks and threats.
The study also showed that among Americans there is a fairly large number of citizens (about 69%) who are well aware of the principles of using cryptocurrencies, or have heard some information about them. Accordingly, the remaining number of respondents, mentioned earlier, do not recognize any use of digital assets at all, doubting that virtual currencies will ever be able to replace traditional fiat money.
It is worth focusing the attention of readers on the fact that the study included conducting another, more detailed survey on the security of their crypto-savings. In particular, only 57% of respondents know that a user’s personal account on a particular trading platform can be hacked. 56% of respondents have information about possible fraudulent schemes using fake emails and other text messages, through which fraudsters try to get the user’s personal data. The fact that hackers are able to directly hack the cryptocurrency exchange itself, having committed a large-scale theft of funds from a large number of users, is known to 59% of citizens.
The above indicators only show that the population, as of today, is not able to protect itself from the threats associated with the digital asset industry.
NordVPN encourages users, when creating accounts on trading platforms, to carefully select passwords, making them long and complex, because it is on them that the protection of funds in the virtual account depends in the first place.
Recall that our publication previously reported that Mike Novogratz called gold and bitcoin the safest assets for investment.
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