Passwords are the keys to your front door. Stolen passwords can be used to gain access to our online accounts and email, which often contain sensitive information. Google and Harris Poll researched the password habits of 3,000+ Americans to uncover password statistics that will hopefully inspire you to evaluate your internet security needs, use two-factor authentication (2FA) or multi-factor authentication (MFA), and create stronger, more secure passwords.
From this data, we can say that most people are not willing to put in the effort to protect themselves through secure password habits. According to Microsoft, activating something as simple as MFA can mean that your account is 99.9% less likely to be compromised. 2FA or MFA is a feature that is now regularly being built into apps and software, as well as available through third-party password managers like RememBear, NordPass, or LastPass.
Take this blog post as a reminder to consider using a password manager, do not repeat passwords, and whenever possible use MFA when signing on to protect both you and your business.
If you'd like to check out the full findings of the Google/Harris Poll research, click here.
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