A survey conducted by Belgian IT security company, ScanIT, shows many of the world’s computers are "sitting targets" for hackers.
Results collected from over 100,000 users of the company’s free online ‘Browser Security Checker’. show almost half (45 per cent) of users to be at "high risk" of a potential hacker attack.
Thirty-six per cent were shown to be at "medium risk" and a further one per cent at "low risk." In total, 86 per cent of computers tested by the checker around the world were shown to be easy pickings for hackers.
Of the findings, Chinese Internet users were shown to be most susceptible to an attack, with 65 per cent found to be operating at "high risk."