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51% of folks working from home watch adult content on their work devices: Kaspersky report

By Liu Hongzuo - on 8 May 2020, 10:07am

51% of folks working from home watch adult content on their work devices: Kaspersky report

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A report by Kaspersky found that 51% of employees who work from home (WFH) are also using their work devices to watch adult content - and for a good reason.

With Covid-19 changing how we work at an unprecedented scale and magnitude, it's only reasonable for many workers to adapt their work-life routines to fit the new normal. For example, WFH is no longer just working a couple of extra hours after getting home from the office, so slouching on furniture while replying emails and drafting reports isn't going to cut it for the long term.

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Among the various findings in Kaspersky's How Covid-19 changed the way people work report, people are finding it challenging to create a clear distinction between working life, and personal life, while remaining productive and efficient. It cuts both ways - 31% of workers who responded to the report's survey said they'd spent more time working ever since starting WFH, while 46% said that they are instead spending more time doing personal activities.

Source: Kaspersky.

Having to balance work and life (and keeping erotica confined to the appropriate devices) aren't the only WFH challenges for workers or bosses at large. About 73% of employees did not receive any IT security awareness training from their employers ever since starting their WFH routine. According to the report, the whopping statistic may point towards how employers and businesses are woefully under-prepared to handle cybersecurity issues outside of office premises. To be fair, it's hardly necessary to attend any cybersecurity awareness courses to know that watching skin-flicks on your work device is a huge no-no.

Other WFH problems, while technical, are related mainly to cybersecurity concerns that are both directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19. One example talked about how only half (53%) of employees are properly accessing and sending work files using their provided office VPNs. Another example looked into the rising frequency of scams targeting WFHers during this pandemic.

Source: Kaspersky.

In short, Kaspersky believes that the responsibility falls on both employees and employers to stay digitally safe and secure if they want to make WFH work. If you're interested in reading more, you can check out the full report here.

PS: Ever wondered how HWZ gets work done at home? Don't forget to check out the editorial team's WFH set-ups and challenges here.

Source: Kaspersky