'Many Brits use same password across all sites - study'
(DMeurope Via Acquire Media NewsEdge)
A BroadbandChoices survey showed that although the average Brit
subscribed to seven internet services and 30 percent subscribed to 10
or more, one fifth of respondants said they used the same password
across all sites, making it much easier for hackers to access their
personal data. The survey said that only 12 percent use the recommended
secure mix of numbers, capitals and lower case letters when creating
their passwords, with the figure dropping to just 9 percent for those
in their 60s and 8 percent for those over 70. A second report showed
that 16 percent of people failed to protect their wireless broadband
connection with a password, while 11 percent admitted to using someone
else's wifi without their permission. BroadbandChoices.co.uk product
director Michael Phillips said it was essential to keep personal
information safe online.
(Distributed for DMeurope.com via M2 Communications Ltd (www.m2.com))
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