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Internet users suffer from ‘security fatigue’

A new study has revealed that many consumers are suffering from “security fatigue” as a result of relentless cybersecurity warnings which have led to many of them failing to protect themselves online.The study was conducted by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by conducting in-depth interviews with a wide cross-section of Americans between the ages of 20 and 60 living in rural and urban areas in both low and high-paying jobs.A large number of participants ignored the warnings they received from a variety of sources when it came to staying safe online. Many were also left feeling worn out as a result of constant software updates and the increasing number of passwords to remember. NIST warns that this “risky behaviour” may make these users more prone to an attack.O...