Dutch ‘most naive’ about internet security

The Dutch are by far the most naive about internet security in a survey of seven countries for online payment company PayPal.

Just 23% of the Dutch have concerns about having their identity stolen, compared with 90% of Americans.
Only 28% know what phishing is – a process of luring internet users to a fake site to obtain information and 44% have included all sorts of personal data on social networking sites. Of those, 75% have not closed that information off to the world at large.
‘It really shocks me that the Dutch are so lax about the dangers associated with the internet,’ PayPal Benelux marketing director Robbert de Haan said.
The survey looked at the attitudes of people in Germany, France, Spain, the US, Britain, Canada and the Netherlands.

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