Passwords are the weakest link in online security..!!

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A ZoneAlarm survey which showed that 79% of consumers use risky password construction practices, such as including personal information and words.

The survey also revealed that 26% of respondents reuse the same password for important accounts such as email, banking or shopping and social networking sites.
In addition, as much as 8% admit to copying an entire password found online in a listing of “good” passwords. 29% of respondents had their own email or social network account hacked, and over half (52%) know someone who has had a similar problem.

The first thing a hacker will do to break into a computer or secure account is try and guess the victim’s password. Automated programs are also available to repeatedly guess passwords from a database of common words or other information.

The study also revealed that 22% of respondents had experienced email hacking and 46% know of others who experienced similar email problems.
Additionally, about 22% of respondents had experienced social network account hacking and 32% know others who have also had similar problem.
Once an attacker gains access to one account, almost 30% of the time that information can be used to access other sites that contain financial data such as bank account numbers and credit card information.



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