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79% of web users put personal info in passwords




79% of web users put personal info in passwords
79% of web users put personal info in passwords



http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/news/index.cfm?NewsID=3254182 

By Carrie-Ann Skinner
PC Advisor
December 20, 2010

Nearly four in five (79 percent) web users admit to using personal 
information and phrases in passwords, says Check Point.

Research by the security firm, which created the ZoneAlarm software, 
revealed more than a quarter (26 percent) reuse the same passwords for 
email, online banking or social networking accounts, while 8 percent 
claim they copy passwords from online lists of 'good' passwords.

Furthermore, more than 22 percent have had their social networking 
accounts hacked, and the same amount have experienced email hacking.

"Especially now, with online shopping on the rise this holiday season, 
consumers need to be aware of the importance of passwords and the fact 
that hackers are getting more and more sophisticated in cracking them," 
said Bari Abdul, vice-president of consumer sales at Check Point.

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