Why do we have poor password habits?

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Psychology of Passwords survey, commissioned by LastPass and fielded by independent panel research firm Lab42 in May 2016 underscores what many believe: although we know what safe passwords are, we tend to ignore this knowledge in favor of using easy-to-remember passwords. Some of the facts:
  • 91 percent know there is a risk when reusing passwords, but 61 percent continue to do so
  • Only 29 percent of consumers change their passwords for security reasons
  • The #1 reason people change their passwords is because they forgot it
  • People prioritize their financial accounts (69 percent) over retail (43 percent) social media (31 percent) and entertainment (20 percent)
If you wish more details, please continue reading the full survey>