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posted on 02 November 2017

Young Americans Are Careless With Their Online Passwords

from Statista.com

-- this post authored by Felix Richter

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We recently found out that three billion Yahoo accounts were compromised in what might be the largest data breach to-date. And yet, many people choose not to take even the easiest of safety measures to protect that online identity: using different passwords for different logins.

According to a recent YouGov survey, 28 percent of U.S. adults admit to using the same password for all or most of their online logins, which is even more astonishing considering that 35 percent of the respondents had one of their accounts hacked at least once and 22 percent have fallen victim to online identity theft.

Interestingly young Americans, arguably those who should be most aware of online threats, are particularly careless with their passwords. A whopping 44 percent of 18-34 year-olds use the same password across all or most online logins as opposed to just 15 percent of those aged 55 and older. They do pay the price for their carelessness though: 42 percent of 18-34 year-olds have had an account hacked in the past.

Infographic: Young Americans Are Careless With Their Online Passwords | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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