CLARKSBURG — As the use of computers and mobile devices continues to escalate at a rapid pace, the growing problem of hackers gaining access to personal information has changed how people use their electronic devices, say IT experts. This makes some users wary of computer use and overburdens others.
“I think the security breaches are affecting how the population uses the World Wide Web,” said Scott Pancoast, computer crime specialist at the National White Collar Crime Center in Fairmont. “People are worried about security so they are putting anti-viral programs on their machines, which slows their systems down and affects their usage. One or two antiviral programs on your system is enough.”
Another way security threats affect Internet users is the burden of having to frequently change passwords, using different passwords for multiple sites and keeping track of all the passwords, said Clarksburg Police Detective Sgt. Jason Webber.
Concerns over security have started to have an impact on how people use the World Wide Web on their computers, said Joshua Smith, IT development specialist at Pierpont Community & Technical College. But people should also be cautious on their mobile phones and tablets, he said.
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