More than 70 cybercrime statistics – Soon to be a $6 trillion problem
Gathering precise and reliable statistics about cybercrime is difficult. Assessing the true number of cybercrime victims, for example, is next to impossible. Most of the information comes from two types of sources, both of which are unreliable and biased. Government reports from agencies like t
Malware statistics – You’d better get your computer vaccinated
Trojan horses, viruses, spyware… Some of these have fancy names, others just sound ominous. But there’s one thing they have in common: You don’t want these anywhere near your computer, smartphone, or tablet. Malware can take a huge toll on your system. It’s not just the equivalent of catc
The all-connecting thread: Internet usage statistics for 2019
Cyberspace. Information superhighway. The web. No matter what you call it, it’s possibly the most important technological innovation since the invention of the wheel. Internet usage statistics demonstrate that the web is interwoven with almost every aspect of our lives: connecting us, providing
Password statistics for 2020 – ‘iloveyou’ and ‘sunshine’ are most common
If you’ve ever used number passwords like “123456” or “123455678” to protect an online account, it wouldn’t be surprising if you’ve had a stolen password at some point. In the age of IoT device proliferation, when your computer and your fridge are sharing data faster than you can im
Walking away from the screen doesn’t work – Cyberbullying statistics 2020
Harassment is harassment - whether it happens at school, at the playground, on the job, or on the internet. But online bullying is downplayed. Victims are stigmatized, mocked as oversensitive snowflakes who can’t take a joke. Plenty of people are unwilling to accept that victims can be seriousl
Women in tech statistics: Girls get tech
“By teaching our girls to code, we’re not just preparing them to enter the workforce — we’re preparing them to lead it.” — Reshma Saujani, founder of Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization that aims to close the gender gap in technology If we want to pinpoint the moment women beg
Better safe than sorry: Cyber security statistics and trends for 2020
Cybersecurity is pretty much a “must have” for internet users today. Think of it as an alarm or automatic lock system for your house. Just as you wouldn’t leave your front door open for thieves, you also don’t want to leave your computer open for hackers. Especially if you’re running a bus
VPN statistics for 2020 – Keeping internet privacy alive
The modern web is eroding personal privacy at an alarming rate. Huge corporations are selling data for profit. Hackers are stealing information. Governments are spying more than we realize. It’s more important than ever to keep your sensitive information safe. Your life doesn’t have to be an
Piracy statistics for 2020 – People would still download a car
For years, consumers griped about cable bundling and having to pay high prices for hundreds of channels they never watched in order to get the handful they enjoyed. Despite the growing availability of legal streaming options since then, piracy statistics show that infringement has remained a real co
Virus alert: Antivirus statistics and trends in 2020
Our computers and mobile devices can never be too secure, especially if we keep important files on them or use them for work. Having smart browsing habits and avoiding sketchy-looking websites sure helps a lot, but sometimes a piece of malware still manages to slip through. That’s why we still nee
No chill – Netflix statistics illustrate incredible growth
Netflix’s co-founders, Reed Hastings and Marc Randolph, came up with the idea of a flat-fee, unlimited movie-rental service after paying a $40 late fee at Blockbuster’s. At least that’s how the story goes. It was, in fact, a tale made up by Hastings and Randolph to illustrate the company’s m
Ransomware statistics in 2020: From random barrages to targeted hits
Ransomware attacks have come a long way from their brutish and unsophisticated beginnings as “spray-and-pray” email phishing campaigns against randomly selected targets. The overall number of attacks has dropped, but their efficiency and success rate have risen.  An analysis of statistics