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The Reality Of Sharing Passwords
If you watched Netflix or logged onto social media this past weekend, you’re like millions of other Americans. But are you among the 95% that are comfortable sharing their streaming logins with others?
We use passwords for everything, from streaming and social media to banking and work accounts. But with an average of 20 passwords per person, how careful are Americans when it comes to sharing their logins? A new survey revealed 2 in 3 people admit to doing the bare minimum for password security.
- 95% say they’re comfortable sharing streaming passwords with friends & family
- 31% say they’ve been hacked, yet half (51%) use roughly the same password for everything
- 1 in 4 reset their passwords 1 or more times, per month, because they forget
The study revealed which digital profiles Americans feel most comfortable sharing with their family and friends while shedding light on password securing habits (51% use variations of the same password for everything). Take another look and let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to share some of these new cybersecurity insights with your audience.
Take a look at the full report, including new insights about digital privacy and relationships to see where partners draw the line on cyber security.