[Infographie] The security flaws of the web giants
2012 was a dark year for online user information security. Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Sony, Hotmail, Apple… All of them have been victims of major security breaches which have exposed the personal data of their users. From this statement, Dashlane has developed an infographic detailing the major hackings of 2012.
Topping the list is Sony, hacked in 2011 and whose phone numbers, dates of birth, email and credit card numbers of more than 24M accounts have been recovered. Just behind, Zappos with 24M hacked accounts (phone number, password, address, email, credit card), followed by Apple with nearly 12M accounts.
Dashlane uses several studies to report that 3 in 5 American adults say they feel vulnerable to online hacking. Yet 69% of these same people use the same password on multiple sites.
Additionally, 72% say they care about their data online, but over a third (36%) store their personal information there for convenience, such as credit card data. Many risky behaviors that push Dashlane to list the security steps to follow on the internet:
- Use complicated passwords (comprising letters and numbers) and different for each site;
- Never store your passwords in your web browser;
- Avoid accessing accounts opened on large wifi networks;
- Finally, never store your credit card information on a third party site.
Launched in December 2011, Dashlane is a universal Internet assistant for securing the use of personal data and facilitating digital transactions. Clearly, the service offers a global solution of automatic filling (username, passwords, e-mail, address …) to create an account in just a few seconds on all online services and then access it with a click without have to remember their credentials.