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If you ask the average person what the best ways to protect themselves online are, they’ll give some true answers—but they’ll likely be different than the answers you’d get from a security researcher. Here’s the difference.
Google, in a paper they’re presenting at the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security this weekend, asked two groups—experts and nonexperts—what they do to stay safe online. While the nonexperts provided some good answers (like using antivirus software), the experts placed certain items as much higher priority, as shown in the above graphic.