One in four Internet users in the European Union has had a problem with security on the Internet over the past year. – My blog

One in four Internet users in the European Union has had a problem with security on the Internet over the past year.

One in four Internet users in the European Union has had a problem with security on the Internet over the past year. The users are the most complained about viruses, Trojan horses, worms, financial loss, misuse of personal datas or loss of data. According to data which owns Eurostat most problems had customers from the Croatian.

The following countries of the European Union had the most problems:  Croatia (41 percent), Hungary (39 percent), Portugal (36 percent), Malta (34 percent), France (33 percent).

According to these data for least problems have had  Czechs (10 percent), the Netherlands (11 percent), Slovaks (13 percent) and Irish (14 percent).

If the data are compared with those for 2011. year there was a decrease of users with infected computers in all countries, except in Croatia. Slovakia recorded the largest decline with even 47 percent compared to 2010.

It is important to note that Croatian citizens are not among the first when it comes to avoiding some Internet service for safety reasons. In Croatia, 14% of citizens do not dare to buy over the Internet while these data to other countries are higher: Romania (35 percent), Sweden (34 percent), Portugal (33 percent). Due to security problems of internet banking, most avoided are Germans (27%) , Portuguese (26 percent) and Italians (24 percent), while only 6% of Croats does not use this service for safety reasons.

Dutch fear most of wirelessly connect to the Internet outside of their own home, 22% of them, followed by Latvians (22 percent) and Spaniards (20 percent)

From the wireless connection to the Internet outside the home most fear are the Dutch (22 percent), Latvians (22 percent) and Spaniards (20 percent). In Croatia, only 4 percent of users fears for safety reasons to connect to the Internet outside their own home.

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