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.