Users still re-use same passwords across accounts

Majority of the data breaches shows a staggering 85 per cent cases involved a human element through phishing

The risk of hackers getting hold of any user's important data or information is rising on a daily basis and cyberattack, cyber crimes are increasing daily.

 

Around 92 per cent of people know that using the same password or a simple variation of the existing password is a risk. But a report shows that 65 per cent still reuse passwords across accounts which drastically increases the risks of getting their accounts hacked.

 

According to the company LogMeIn, users have a high understanding of a solid password security and the actions required to minimise risk, but they still pick and choose re-used information.

 

The company said, "Strong cybersecurity habits are more important than ever this year, given the sheer volume of time individuals have spent online in the last 18 months and the corresponding spike in cyber-attacks."

 

"Yet the survey revealed that despite 71 percent of people working wholly or partly remote and 70 per cent spending more time online for personal entertainment during the pandemic, people were still exhibiting poor password behaviour," it added.

 

Majority of the data breaches show a staggering 85 per cent cases involving a human element through phishing or human error.

 

Survey showed that over the past year, 47 per cent of respondents did not change their online security habits and still maintain those. It means that almost half of employees engage in risky password behaviour which is causing IT admins to rethink security strategies.

 

The survey included more than 3,500 working professionals globally, including India.

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