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Secondary fear: Release of banking information
Americans are most fearful of online banking information being publicized or leaked.
- More than half of Americans (58 percent) would be most afraid of their online banking information being publicized without their consent, compared to their photos/videos (7 percent), social media passwords (7 percent), text messages (5 percent), personal emails (5 percent), search or browser history (3 percent), and apps (1 percent).
Third fear: Teens are afraid of their videos being releasedYounger Americans are more likely to be concerned about photo and video leaks.
- In fact, 13 percent of those 18-34 are most afraid of having their photos or videos publicized without their consent, compared to 11 percent of 35-44 year olds, 3 percent of those ages 45-54, less than 1 percent of 55-64 year olds, and 2 percent of those over the age of 65.
You'll pay big bucks to protect your phones and content on them
Americans are willing to pay up to protect their mobile phones and associated content.
- Nearly half (47 percent) of Americans are willing to pay to safely recover their personal mobile phone and all its digital content if it were lost and left accessible to others, with the average amount they are willing to pay being $128.