53% Indians dodged office calls feigning devices were updating: Kaspersky

Kaspersky says the excuses are plausible in some cases because software updates can disrupt workdays

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Kaspersky research shows, some employees found an excuse to skip some of their calls.

Work-from-home and a constant need to be in a virtual meeting is making employees come up with tech excuses for not joining the call. About 53 per cent of employees in India confirmed that they have pretended their devices were installing updates so they would not have to attend a call or meeting. Sixty-three per cent said they did attend calls, albeit a little late, for much the same reason. These are the findings of a recent study commissioned by Kaspersky to explore workers’ attitudes and habits toward updates. Kaspersky also said that the excuses are plausible in some cases ...