Baby Boomers are behind the curve when it comes to safeguarding against identity theft, financial fraud and loss of personal data.

According to a survey by AVG Technologies, Baby Boomers need to become more educated about digital security. Adults between the ages of 46 and 64 make up one-quarter of the U.S. population. Of those, 81 percent own desktop computers, 61 percent use laptops and another 30 percent use smartphones. Twenty percent were found to use tablets to conduct online transactions.

While many of this older generation are willing to use new technologies, many are not aware of the resources available to help protect their identities. Of the 1,300 Baby Boomers surveyed with home Internet access, 65 percent said they don't check online banking statements more than once per week and more than 40 percent use one low-limit credit card for online purchases.

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