Tips To Create The Safest Password on World Password Day


Listen to Max & Amy's conversation about World Password Day, 5/5. Max & Amy share expert's tips for creating the strongest, safest password. Google is also alerting Chrome users to review their security settings today. Max & Amy also shared some interesting statistics according to  HelpNetSecurity.

A new survey finds:

  • 85% of Americans reuse passwords across multiple sites, compared to 84% globally.
  • When it comes to how they manage their passwords, 55% of folks globally rely on their often-unreliable memory, something 49% of U.S. respondents do.
  • That could be why 24% of people say they need to reset their password every day or even multiple times a week.
  • Other ways folks around the world manage their passwords include:
    • Pen/Paper (32%)
    • Password manager (30%)
    • Document on my computer (23%)
    • Email (20%)
  • When it comes to passwords, 67% of people say it’s more important for a password to be safe than memorable.
  • In picking their password, Americans’ average length is nine to 15 characters, with 14 considered the minimum secure starting point.
  • And it sure seems like we could all be doing a lot more to keep our information safe.
  • 31% of Americans say they’ve experienced a data breach in the last year and a half, with that number at 23% globally. 

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