83% online users think up their own, weak passwords

Use strong and robust passwords generated by a reliable security solution, said Kaspersky. 

By Author  |  Published: 23rd May 2020  5:45 pm

New Delhi: Highlighting the need for storing passwords, cyber security researchers have found that 83 per cent of online users are thinking up their own, weak passwords, while 54 per cent say they are unaware about how to check if any of their credentials have already been leaked.
Passwords are the most common method of authentication, but they only work if they are hard to crack and confidential.

With an increasing number of apps requiring them, it can be hard to come up with new ideas for complex passwords and keep them all in your mind – especially when users may be required to change their passwords regularly, according to a Kaspersky report.

“In addition to this challenge of creativity for users, it’s becoming more vital to store passwords securely and look out for possible instances when these credentials could be leaked,” said the report.

“Minimise the number of people you share account login information with and never leave passwords where others might find them – be it on paper or on a device. Keeping them on sticky notes or a pad might be tempting, but it will also be just as easy for others to access things you don’t want them to,” said the researchers.Use strong and robust passwords generated by a reliable security solution, said Kaspersky.