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IDG Contributor Network: Many people abandon security, risky behavior surges

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    People are sick and tired of being told to be more secure in their use of computers and when participating in online activities. So much so that they’re simply ignoring the blitz of annoying demands and are carrying on as imprudently as they’ve always done, according to National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers.

    The U.S. Department of Commerce-operated lab recently published a report (subscription) on the subject in IEEE’s IT Professional Journal.

    The study’s participants “expressed a sense of resignation and loss of control” when the scientists asked them about their online activity, such as shopping and banking.

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