Due to COVID-19 pandemic lockdown regulations, including maintaining social distance to limit the spread of the deadly virus, South Africans working from home say they are finding the joy they want to keep, according to a new global study commissioned by Kaspersky.
Fifteen percent of South Africans responded to the opportunity to work from home and said they enjoy working without wearing clothes.
Another 42 percent said they could rest in bed longer than usual in the morning, 33 percent enjoy binge-watch Netflix, while 32 percent enjoy working outside in the garden or on the balcony.
But according to a 2018 study, researchers found that sitting too long increases the risk of developing conditions such as deep vein thrombosis, a blood clot in the leg that can be fatal if travel to the heart.
Besides in the nude, still far from mainstream, most respondents say they prefer working in comfortable clothes.
Sixty-six percent of respondents say they are already used to this lifestyle and like to make it the norm.
Employees claim they wake up five minutes before work started, while 42% enjoy taking a nap during the day.
“This lockdown is a two-way street for people whose job allows them to work from home.
On the one hand, employees had time to forget about the downsides of big-city life and start working in a more comfortable atmosphere.
They faced many challenges when struggling to remain productive, reorganizing their workspace, and developing new habits.
When employees from home, they put your privacy at greater risk, making it vital that you remember to take care of your digital security,” said Marina Titova, Head of Consumer Product Marketing at Kaspersky.
To make sure your devices remain secure across both work and personal use, Kaspersky suggests following these recommendations:
- Do not share personal information or let access to your accounts with third parties unless it is necessary. The procedure will minimize the chances of being found on the internet.
- Whether you prefer working naked or value your privacy, apply a webcam cover or use built-in webcam protection in Kaspersky Security Cloud (https://bit.ly/37CCDFq) to prevent unauthorized access to your camera.
This complete security solution makes your privacy, data, and financial assets secured with a comprehensive set of tools, including a VPN, payment protection, password protection, PC cleaning, home Wi-Fi monitoring, and parental control.
- Start using Privacy Checker (https://bit.ly/33VVyKC) to configure your social media profiles according to the level of privacy you prefer.
It will make it harder for third parties to find sensitive personal information without your intent.
- Secure your Wi-Fi as most routers have a default username and password, your router default credentials, and people can find on the internet.
We recommend setting a new password and update the router’s firmware.
- Use a reliable security solution like Kaspersky Password Manager (https://bit.ly/3mUGLqN) to generate and secure unique passwords for every account to resist the temptation of reusing the same one repeatedly.