And the password is... obvious

Symantec survey finds some people are still sloppy about their passwords

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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Click here for a larger image. For the full report, go to: www.symantec.com/connect/blogs/password-survey-results

Source: Symantec

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Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.

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