Secure Passwords 101: Why They Matter and How To Create Them
In this article, we’ll look at some of the most common data breaches, why you need to keep your passwords secure, as well as some password managers to help you store them. With all the tools out there to create strong passwords — and with all of the security breaches that have been in the news — you might think that young Americans would be more security conscious than older generations. That’s not necessarily true. According to the Americans and Cybersecurity study by Pew Research Center, 40% of U.S. adults who use the Internet have shared passwords with their friends and family. But when broken down by age group, only 25% of users over the age of 65 had shared their passwords, and 56% of users between ages 18-29 said they had. Americans aren’t necessarily using the latest technology either. According to the same study, only 12% said they used a password manager. Eighty-six percent relied purely on memory, while nearly half said they wrote their passwords down, and a quarter kept them saved on their computers. Here’s another alarming statistic: according to YouGov, twenty-six percent said they used the same password for most or all of their accounts. This will be added to Privacy Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to World Wide Web Reference Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Business Intelligence Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to Entrepreneurial Resources Subject Tracer™. This will be added to the tools section of Research Resources Subject Tracer™.