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US States with the Worst Consumer Cyber-Hygiene

A new Webroot survey shows that US consumer cyber-hygiene levels are lowest in the states of Mississippi, Louisiana, California, Alaska, and Connecticut, while residents of Kentucky, Idaho, Ohio, North Dakota, and New Hampshire perform best in terms of securing their digital accounts and data.

In general, the research paints a bleak picture of consumer-hygiene across the US. For instance, just 36% of people use the private settings of social medial accounts to protect their data, while 63% use the same password for multiple user accounts, thereby putting themselves at risk of credential stuffing attacks.

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