After joining the home office regime as a measure to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, 54% of Brazilians who work at home and watched pornographic content admitted that they did so through a corporate device. which reveals the report "How Covid-19 changed the way people work, released by Kaspersky last Tuesday (5). The data worries companies, since the practice brings risks such as theft of confidential data and infection of devices for malware.
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The consumption of adult content at work is not a new habit among Brazilians. According to a survey produced by Kaspersky last year, 25% of men in the country access porn sites on the office computer. It is believed that the jump in number has occurred due to the greater privacy that the home office regime provides the worker.
Half of Brazilians access adult content on their work computer Photo: Pond5
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The report also pointed out that employees are developing the habit of using personal services for corporate tasks, fueling a phenomenon known as "Shadow IT" or "Invisible IT", which can compromise information security. According to Kaspersky, 52% of respondents use personal email accounts for work-related matters, and 55% admit that usage increases when they work at home.
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In addition, 51% of workers use personal messaging software that has not been approved by the company's IT department, 64% of them more frequently in this period of social isolation. Another habit that has grown is the consumption of information online: 78% of Brazilians say they are reading more news now than they were before they started working from home, and 53% use work devices to do this.
The "new normal" imposed by the pandemic makes it difficult to separate personal and professional activities. In this sense, Kaspersky experts warn that it is necessary to pay attention to the sites and resources used to prevent the contraction of viruses and species programs. Tips like using a VPN, enabling device encryption, and changing the default password for your Wi-Fi router help preserve the security of corporate data during the home office.