Security survey roundup – bringing you the stats you need to know
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Our beginning of the year stats offer an inside look at what account types were hacked the most as the new year rolled in, and what geographies are more prone to suspicious activity

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We’re back with our monthly security survey, giving you insights about the latest trends regarding your online security garnered from our analysis of over 10,000 LogDog user accounts.

Our January stats offer an inside look at what account types were hacked the most as the new year rolled in, and what geographies are more prone to suspicious activity. Check out all the stats in the infographic below.

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Some highlights from these stats include:

  • Gmail receives more alerts than any other account type. With this, users do well adding LogDog protection to this service and staying aware of any threats to their online privacy and personal information.
  • Saturdays are more prone to suspicious activity than any other day of the week.Users around the globe — but especially in Japan, the U.S., and Brazil, where more alerts are generated — should keep a watchful eye on their accounts as they enjoy the start of their weekend.
  • Evernote and Yahoo are the least protected account types. Only 26% of users in the U.S. protect their Yahoo account, and that number drops to 5% outside the U.S. Only 10% of LogDog users are protecting their Evernote accounts. But protecting that account is more popular in Japan, where 40% of users protect Evernote.

Stay tuned for next month’s security survey, and in the meantime, take some simple and free steps to keep your personal information safe and secure. Read on for those steps we recommend most.

Protect your accounts and personal information

Perhaps now more than ever, it’s crucial to take a hands-on approach regarding your privacy and the security of your personal data and online accounts (Gmail, Facebook, Dropbox, etc.). Fortunately, you can use a number of freely available tools to help better protect your personal information. Here are a few suggestions:

1. Get an antivirus solution for both your PC and phone. Check out these recommends for the Best Free PC Antivirus Software and Top 5 Android Security Apps.

2. Never reuse the same password across multiple online accounts, and always make sure you use strong passwords that include letters, numbers, and at least one symbol. To keep track of your passwords and keep them safe and secure, use a password manager like LastPass or PasswordBox.

3. Use two-factor authentication on all of your accounts to enhance security.

4. Get LogDog, a free anti-hacking app for Android. It protects your personal data and valuable accounts (Gmail, Facebook, Yahoo and more) and alerts you to any suspicious activity so you can take control of your account before a hacker does.

This post was originally published on LogDog‘s blog. 

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