16.7pc net users own tablets: study
Dubai, March 19, 2012
As much as 16.7 per cent of all internet users around the world own a tablet and 9.1 per cent will buy a tablet in the next 12 months, says a new study.
The worldwide study by ‘O+K’ with Kaspersky Lab, also said 53.3 per cent of the respondents owned a smartphone.
About 18.8 per cent have two or more smartphones and 1.8 per cent have two different devices and a tablet, while 14.2 per cent have smartphones and two different devices, the study showed.
One of the most prominent trends of 2011 was the emergence of so-called spear phishing – highly targeted spam that sees fraudsters focusing on a pre-selected group of users. In 2011 the percentage of spam with malicious attachments increased more than one and a half times compared to the previous year and amounted to 3.8 per cent of all mail traffic, it showed.
The malicious users behind these sorts of mailings make active use of social engineering. Their messages may imitate official notifications from government bodies or online services, entice users with special offers or can even intimidate recipients, threatening to block access to various online accounts.
Kaspersky Lab recently introduced Kaspersky One, a multi-platform, user-centric ‘universal security’ solution that brings comprehensive protection for the wide range of personal devices, starting from personal computers and notebooks to smartphones and tablets. – TradeArabia News Service
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