How often do you change your password? Do you share your passwords with family members, and how confident are you that malicious attackers wouldn't be able to guess your password?
According to a newly published survey results, 60 percent of users use the same password across more than one of their online accounts.
More findings from the survey which sampled 1000 Australians:
Nowadays, cybercriminals rarely brute force their way into a user's account, even though the CAPTCHA-solving process can be easily outsourced. Instead, they rely on data mining of malware-infected hosts for stolen credentials. The data is later on used for spreading of malicious code, or for active spamming purposes.
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How do you deal with your passwords overload? Do you write theme down, or conveniently store them in digital format? How often do you change them, and do you use the same password across multiple web properties? Do believe that strong passwords in a world dominated by malware infected hosts are worth it?