Thursday, May 3, 2018

Are you guilty of password reuse?

Celebrate security today!
It's World Password Day

Passwords are in the spotlight today and it's an important reminder to reconsider our online security routine. Our recent research project, The Psychology of Passwords, shows a startling reality of unsafe online practices. Here's a little preview of the habits that make hackers very happy:
Password reuse
59% mostly or always use the same password
12 months
53% have not changed passwords in the last year
Easy passwords
64% want to easily remember their passwords
From this, we've learned that consumers are using the same easy-to-remember password for multiple accounts (despite the increase in cybersecurity threats and breaches).

Don't let yourself be one of these stats - participate in World Password Day! Refresh your passwords today and secure your digital life.
More cybersecurity resources

7 ways to protect your credit cards online 
It's hard to avoid sharing credit card information online today, so make sure you're taking the necessary precautions to keep your information safe.
Take these steps →

How to protect yourself from a "port-out scam"
As technology becomes more sophisticated, so do hackers. Learn what a "port-out scam" is and what precautions you can take to prevent this threat.
Layer your security →

Why you need a username generator
Not reusing passwords is one layer of protection, and having unique usernames is another. Explore the username generator next time you create a new account.
Double your cyber protection →

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