Humans can be the biggest obstacle when it comes to personal password security. Our passwords are often simple,easy to remember phrases or words that leave more vulnerable than secure.
Check out some of the statistics behind the most common password mistakes.
- Make sure your password is UNIQUE! Do not use personal information or facts about yourself that cyber criminals can easily find out.
- Do not reuse passwords across multiple applications. Among data breach victims 31% have reused the same passwords for multiple accounts.
- Compromised passwords are responsible for 81% of hacking-related breaches. Your password is your first line of defense so make sure your not making it easy for hackers obtain personal data.
- 1 in every 142 passwords are “123456”. Short albeit easy to remember passwords like this only cause more trouble for you in the future for your personal password security.
For more Personal Password Security check out CIT’s Practically Secure Series.
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