What password security practices do people follow?

Study: Siber Systems RoboForm Online Security Survey
Date: December 2012

How do you keep your passwords secure? (More than one answer could be selected. n=711)
  • 80.7%
  • I use a password management software tool
  • 53.7%
  • I make sure my passwords use a mixture of numbers and letters
  • 52.2%
  • I create passwords which are 8 characters long, a mixture of lowercase and uppercase letters, characters and numbers
  • 11.3%
  • I store them in a safe place
  • 11.0%
  • I store passwords in a password-protected document
  • 10.3%
  • I create a nonsensical word using the first letters of a unique phrase
  • 9.6%
  • By using a word or detail that is personal to me e.g. Motherís maiden name, first pet, telephone number etc.
  • 1.1%
  • I don't worry about keeping passwords secure
  • 1.0%
  • By only using numbers for my passwords




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