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How secure is your work laptop and its contents?

By Debra Auerbach

Have you ever paid your bills online during your lunch break? Do you go to meetings without locking your computer first? Has your curiosity caused you to click on a link within an email, knowing there’s a chance it might contain a virus?

Any of these actions can create a potential security risk, but many workers aren’t taking the necessary precautions to keep their company’s or their own personal information safe on their work laptop. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, of the 26 per cent of workers who reported having office laptops, 61 per cent said they have critical, sensitive information stored on them.

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