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Consumer Data, Upcoming Elections Are at Risk, Black Hat Survey Says

9 out of 10 security professionals believe that regardless of people’s cybersecurity hygiene, criminals likely have access to their private data, a new Black Hat survey found. Furthermore, just 3 in 10 infosec pros think that consumers will be able to protect their privacy and identity in the future.

According to the vast majority of survey respondents (90%), the greatest threat to consumer privacy comes from the “data sharing” practices of big companies instead of cybercrime. In addition, 3 in 4 (75%) infosec professionals indicated that using social media is ill-advised from a security perspective.

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