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New Study Finds Security Concerns as Respondents Confirm Reuse of Passwords

July 18, 2019

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A recent study found that 51 percent of people reuse “an average of five passwords across their business and personal accounts,” according to an article in BetaNews.com.

The BetaNews.com article covered results from Yubico’s 2019 State of Password and Authentication Security Behaviors report.

"For decades, passwords have been the primary method of authentication used to protect data and accounts from unauthorized access. However, this multi-country research illustrates the difficulties associated with proper password hygiene. With every new password breach that we see, it’s become increasingly clear that new security approaches are needed to help individuals manage and protect their accounts both personally and professionally,” said Stina Ehrensvard, CEO and founder of Yubico, in the article.

Sixty-three percent of survey respondents expressed greater concerns about the security and privacy of their personal data than two years before.

Read more about the report at this link.

Using multi-factor authentication and establishing complex passwords can minimize concerns about security. For tips to improve cybersecurity, read the Hikvision blog “Hikvision Cybersecurity Director on How Attackers Access Your Accounts Using Credential Stuffing, and Three Tips to Address this Security Concern.”

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