54% of Americans think their data is safe from hackers: 4 survey insights

Even though a majority of Americans (82 percent) agree cyberattacks are more of a threat now than they were five years ago, 54 percent feel their data is safe from hackers, according to a ReportLinker survey.

The technology company asked 539 Americans about their perspectives on data security and cyber risk.

Here are four survey insights.

1. Fifty-nine percent of Americans feel most vulnerable to cyberattacks on their desktop or laptop, while 25 percent feel smartphones are most vulnerable.

2. Respondents feel hackers are mainly targeting individuals (47 percent), the corporate world (35 percent) and governments (17 percent).

3. Seventy-eight percent of respondents use encryption or privacy tools, including strong passwords (52 percent), firewall (45 percent) and different passwords (41 percent).

4. The plurality of respondents (35 percent) use Google Drive for cloud storage, followed by Apple iCloud (27 percent).

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