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Surfar den yngre generationen säkrare på internet?
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.
University West, Department of Engineering Science, Division of Mathematics, Computer and Surveying Engineering.
2021 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 5 credits / 7,5 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Does the younger generation surf the Internet more securely? (English)
Abstract [sv]

Den allmänna uppfattningen är vanligtvis att den yngre generationen beter sig säkrare på internet, då denna generation vuxit upp med tekniken. Men stämmer verkligen detta? I denna studie tar vi reda på detta genom att publicera en online enkät till allmänheten och samlar in svar från olika åldersgrupper. Enkäten täcker flera olika områden som vi ansåg var viktiga aspekter för individens säkerhet på internet. Frågeställningarna som besvaras i detta arbete är: Har en viss åldersgrupp utsatts för fler cyberangrepp än andra? Har vissa åldersgrupper högre säkerhetstänk på Internet än andra? Hur ser den allmänna lösenordshanteringen ut i dem olika åldersgrupperna? Vi samlade in och analyserade alla svar från respondenterna och kom fram till slutsatsen att den teori vi hade innan arbetet inte stämde. Den yngre generationen skapar och bygger uppstarkare lösenord och använder sig av tjänster för att försvåra intrång på användar konton, detta är dock den enda aspekt som de yngre respondenterna hanterar bättre. Resultaten visade tydligt att de äldre respondenterna oftast hade större säkerhetstänk än de yngre och generellt agerade säkrare på internet. 

Abstract [en]

The general opinion is usually that the younger generation is acting safer on the Internet, since this generation has grown up with technology in their lives. But is this really true? In this study we find out about this by publishing an online survey for the general public and gather answers from different age groups. The survey covers multiple topics that we considered to be important aspects of the individual safety on the Internet. The issues that are answered is this study is: Has a certain age group been exposed to more cyberattacks than others? Do some age groups have higher security considerations on the Internet than others? What does the general password management look like in the different age groups? We gathered and analysed the answers from all the respondents and came to the conclusion thar the theory we had in the beginning of this work did not match the results. The younger generation creates and builds stronger passwords and use services to make intrusion into user accounts more difficult. However, this is the only aspect that the younger respondents handle better. The result clearly showed that the older respondents usually had greater security concerns than the younger ones and generally acted safer on the Internet. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2021. , p. 22
Keywords [en]
Cybersecurity, Internet
Keywords [sv]
Cybersäkerhet, internet
National Category
Computer Systems
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-16556Local ID: EXN300OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-16556DiVA, id: diva2:1578406
Subject / course
Computer engineering
Educational program
Nätverksteknik
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Available from: 2021-07-20 Created: 2021-07-06 Last updated: 2021-07-20Bibliographically approved

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