Thousands of online consumers are leaving themselves at risk from scams and identity theft because of their online passwords, Yahoo reports today.
(A) third of people choose passwords made up of six or fewer characters, while 60% opt for passwords from a limited set of alpha-numeric characters.
With around 50% of people also using the same (or very similar) password for all the websites they use, there are concerns that they are unwittingly leaving themselves at risk of online fraud. (Read more…)
10 most commonly used passwords
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How to ensure your password is secure
- don’t choose passwords that could be easily obtained by fraudsters – for example, your mother’s maiden name, your home address or the date of your birthday.
- never use a single word that you might find in the…
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