'Hackers Google people': Millions still using sports team, hometown, band, or child names as passwords

World Password Day is upon us again and one would assume the drastic increase in breaches and hacks would prompt changes in how we all approach the password process. But recent studies, reports, and news stories reveal a stunning lack of progress in how millions of people view password creation in relation to their online safety.  
 
Two different studies illustrate the worrying state of affairs for passwords. A survey from London-based cybersecurity company Clario showed that American millennials are some of the worst offenders of safe password practices, using the same password on as many as 50 different accounts.

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Posted on May 9, 2020


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