55% of Americans feel safe from cyberattacks

A recent survey from ReportLinker revealed 55 percent of U.S. citizens said they feel safe from hackers.

To conduct the survey, ReportLinker contacted 513 Americans online between Nov. 23 and Nov. 25, 2016.

Here are seven things to know from the survey.

1. Of the 55 percent who feel safe from hackers, 39 percent feel somewhat safe and 16 percent feel very safe.

2. Of the 45 percent who feel unsafe, 28 percent feel somewhat unsafe and 17 percent feel very unsafe.

3. Sixty-nine percent of respondents said cyberattacks are becoming more of a threat than they were five years ago.

4. Among the 513 individuals surveyed, 46 percent said desktops and laptops are the most vulnerable to cyberattacks. Forty-two percent of respondents believe smartphones are most vulnerable, 31 percent believe smart devices are most vulnerable and 13 percent believe tablets are most vulnerable.

5. Thirty-six percent of respondents believe cyberattacks are primarily targeting the government. Another 33 percent believe the attacks mostly target individuals, and 31 percent believe the attacks mostly target the corporate world.

6. While most of the individuals surveyed indicated that they used cloud storage or file-sharing services, approximately one in four respondents said they don't use either. Among those who do use such services, Google Drive and Apple iCloud were the most popular.

7. Fifty-eight percent of respondents said they use encryption tools on their devices, while 42 percent said they do not.

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