February 2nd, 2010, 09:20 PM #1
STOP using the same password for everything.Study: 73% use bank password everywhere - The Red Tape Chronicles - msnbc.com
Study: 73% use bank password everywhere
Posted: Tuesday, February 2 2010 at 06:00 am CT by Bob Sullivan
For years computer security experts have been preaching that users should never share the same password across their connected lives -- at online banking sites, at Amazon, on their Web mail services, even on their cell phones.
Apparently, most people ignore that advice.
A new study by security firm Trusteer found that 73 percent of Web users take their online banking password and use it at other Web sites. And about half of all consumers utilize the same password and user name at online banking sites and other sites.They say technology slows down for no one. I know it outruns my wallet. I figure its because my wallet isn't light enough yet.
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February 2nd, 2010, 09:25 PM #2
yup, my money-related passwords are all different from one another and my non-sensitive material"I thought what I'd do was, I'd pretend to be one of those deaf-mutes" Or Should I?
Chapter 25, The Catcher in the Rye
February 3rd, 2010, 05:28 AM #3
ALL of my passwords differ - from the one I'm using at home now, the one I use to log in at work, my BlackBerry passwords (one for the SIM, one for the device), my Gmail and each of the (roughly 8) different financial institutions and the passwords for my administrative accounts that I have for my home domain.....
February 3rd, 2010, 09:54 AM #4
All of my passwords are spelled the same, but are pronounced differently.
Actually, they're not, but I thought it would be amusing.
February 3rd, 2010, 12:24 PM #5
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