Internet Security threats that you should worry about
Welcome to our November “Security Survey” report. Each month, we’ll update you on the latest trends and threats regarding your online security, with findings from over 10,000 user accounts we’ve analyzed. The report also includes a monthly insight and a tip to help you keep your accounts protected from hackers. Read on to find out which account types get hacked the most, what days of the week your accounts are most vulnerable and more.
Facebook undergoes the most hacking attempts
LogDog users have a number of their online accounts monitored, including Facebook, Gmail, Yahoo, Evernote, Dropbox and more. Among these account types, the most common accounts users choose to monitor are Facebook and Gmail. In November, we found that Facebook accounts received almost twice (61%) the number of hacking attempts as Gmail accounts (38%).
If something doesn’t seem right when you log on, and you find yourself thinking, “It looks like my Facebook account has been hacked,” contact Facebook right away so they can help restore your account.
Most severe internet security threats come out of the United States
One of the ways LogDog protects your accounts is by tracking “anomaly indicators” – that is, abnormal activity relating to account access. For example, if you’re located in one geography and your account undergoes an entry attempt from a different geography, this could generate a security alert. Our November findings indicate that 63% of the most severe alerts occurred within the United States, a much greater amount than the second highest severe alerts geography, which was India with 21% of the most severe alerts.
Most hacking attempts happen on Tuesday
Our findings show that the average number of hacking attempts varies widely among different days of the week. This month, the majority of hacking alerts occurred on Tuesdays, summing up to 17% of the total weekly alerts. Meanwhile, Fridays enjoyed the fewest alerts, totaling only 12% of the total weekly alerts.
Insight of the month: Third-party apps can access your accounts!
Many LogDog users are surprised to find that third-party applications often have access to their Gmail and other accounts. A large number of access alerts come in from Ashburn, Virginia, which is home to one of Amazon’s larger server farms. This is also where many of the most popular apps are hosted.
LogDog Internet Security Survey – November 2014
Tip: Make sure you review app permissions carefully to understand what information and accounts your apps have access to. Use this link to manage your Google permissions.
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LogDog acts as your mobile security “watch dog” , providing around-the-clock detection for suspicious activity and unauthorized access to your online accounts. The app requires none of your personal information in order to maintain your privacy and security. When a hacking attack is detected, you immediately receive an intrusion alert, allowing you to take control of your account before it gets hacked.