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Same-Password Curse: Users Hesitate to Strengthen Passwords, Yet Fear Hackers

14
Jul
2015
Same-Password Curse: Users Hesitate to Strengthen Passwords, Yet Fear Hackers

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Consumers are reluctant to protect their accounts with multiple strong passwords, yet they worry weak ones will leave them vulnerable to hackers, multiple studies show.

Out of a lack of awareness or a lack of education on security measures, users are not taking the steps needed to decrease online risks.

Some 44% of US consumers use the same password for multiple online accounts, and 39% have checked their financial data online on public networks, according to MasterCard’s Emotion of Safety & Security Survey.

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