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Some Web surfing habits are just bonkers

Wednesday, April 23 16:54:41

A quarter of all Americans and 14pc of British women surf the Web while driving.

That's one of the findings of recent research by ESET's GoExplore.net, which revealed other interesting findings about consumer web surfing behavior.

Such as, that Americans are almost three times (2.8pc) as likely to use their smartphones at a funeral or religious service than the British, with US women being seven times as likely to surf at a service than UK women.

In a survey of 2000 people in the United States and Great Britain, GoExplore.net uncovered the risks people take when surfing the web, as well as surprising behavioural differences between the sexes.

According to GoExplore.net's research, almost a quarter of American men (23.1pc) aged 25-34 admit to using the internet while driving a vehicle. In Britain, 7pc admitted to browsing the web while driving, while UK female drivers in the same age range are twice as likely (14.3pc) to be surfing behind the wheel.

Some 10pc of internet users say they find it difficult to find what they want on the net while 12.3pc of American men aged 25-34 say they risk taking their smartphone with them to the shower or bath.

ESET launched GoExplore.net today. The site creates a web portal for everyone who wants to explore the online universe, upload interesting content and contribute to curating content for their fellow web surfers.

"Our mission at ESET is to help people enjoy safer technology, so our security software is engineered to protect consumers online and allow them to explore the internet with confidence. But even we can't help protect people who use their smartphone while driving.," it said.