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Primary Fear: Email Hacking
Email hacking is Americans’ greatest technology-related fear.
- When asked which technology-related situation they find scariest, Americans cited having their personal or work email account hacked (22 percent) or losing all of the files or data on their computer (19 percent).
- They are also afraid of losing or forgetting passwords to important online accounts (15 percent), permanently losing all contacts in their mobile phone (15 percent), losing personal Internet access for a month (8 percent), spilling coffee or liquid on their keyboard (6 percent), and sending a text or email to the wrong person (4 percent).