- Sixty percent of consumers globally feel their personal information is safe when using public Wi-Fi, yet 53 percent can’t tell the difference between a secure or unsecure public Wi-Fi network.
- Twenty-five percent of consumers globally have accessed a Wi-Fi network without the network owner’s permission; 8 percent guessed or hacked the password for access.
- One in six consumers globally admit to having used public Wi-Fi to watch adult content.
Meer conclusies uit het onderzoek:
Key Findings: Global
• Consumers are unable to resist a strong, free Wi-Fi signal.
– More than half of consumers globally (55 percent) wouldn’t think twice about exchanging, sharing
or even doing something to get a strong Wi-Fi signal.
– 25 percent have accessed a Wi-Fi network without the Wi-Fi network owner’s permission; 8
percent guessed or hacked the password
– 46 percent of consumers can’t wait more than a few minutes before logging onto a Wi-Fi network
or asking for the password after arriving at a friend’s place, café, hotel or other location.
• Even when travelling, access to public Wi-Fi is a must.
– Respondents say that access to a strong Wi-Fi signal is a deciding factor when choosing the
• A hotel/holiday/hostel rental (71 percent)
• A transport hub for traveling and/or commuting (46 percent)
• A place to eat or drink (café, bar, restaurant, etc.) (43 percent)
• An airline (43 percent)
– Nearly half (49 percent) of people say the most important reason for having access to strong
public Wi-Fi is so they can use Maps, Google Maps or another GPS app to get around.
Uit onderzoek van het CBS bleek afgelopen maand dat de helft van de Nederlandse internetters verbindt met onveilige netwerken.