Today is World Password Day, and it certainly isn’t easy to remember all the passwords we need these days. And because of that, it’s pretty apparent people aren’t exactly doing the best job managing all that important info. A new survey finds:
- 85% of Americans reuse passwords across multiple sites, compared to 84% globally.
- When it comes to how they manage their passwords, 55% of folks globally rely on their often-unreliable memory, something 49% of U.S. respondents do.
- That could be why 24% of people say they need to reset their password every day or even multiple times a week.
- Other ways folks around the world manage their passwords include:
- Pen/Paper (32%)
- Password manager (30%)
- Document on my computer (23%)
- Email (20%)
- When it comes to passwords, 67% of people say it’s more important for a password to be safe than memorable.
- In picking their password, Americans’ average length is nine to 15 characters, with 14 considered the minimum secure starting point.
- And it sure seems like we could all be doing a lot more to keep our information safe.
- 31% of Americans say they’ve experienced a data breach in the last year and a half, with that number at 23% globally.