Gen Z think they’re better at online security than they actually are
Generation Z, that is, the group of people who are currently between the ages of 16 and 24, are cocky when it comes to online security—even though they have no right to be. That’s according to a recent Harris Poll that surveyed 3,000 adults in the U.S., reports Mashable.
The poll wanted to get a grasp of how well Americans are familiar with certain online security terms and how much those people implement recommended online security precautions. It turns out that though Generation Z is the first group of users who don’t remember a time without smartphones, they are worse at many aspects of online security than people in the Baby Boomer generation. Specifically, the poll found:
But things aren’t all bad for Generation Z. They are better at some aspects of online security than their older counterparts. Gen Z users are the most likely to be using two-factor authentication, with 76% of Gen Z respondents saying they use 2FA on their accounts. That compares with 74% of 25-49-year-olds who do the same, while only 62% of Baby Boomers have 2FA turned on for their online accounts.