And the password is... obvious
Symantec survey finds some people are still sloppy about their passwords
- By Kevin McCaney
- Apr 02, 2010
Symantec recently surveyed computer users on their use of passwords, how they choose them and how often they update them. The results revealed that a good number of people are still pretty sloppy about passwords, such as the 3 percent who admitted to using “password,” the 5 percent who use their middle name and the 10 percent who use their pets' names — which could come back to bite anyone who also has a social networking page. Here's a sample of the results:
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Kevin McCaney is editor of Defense Systems. Follow him on Twitter: @KevinMcCaney.