Frustration of forgotten password leads to anti-social behavior

Study: Microsoft UK Password Survey
Date: November 2 2004

The frustration of forgotten PC and Internet passwords is making nearly two thirds (60%) of Brits exhibit extremes of anti social behaviour with friends and colleagues.

One in ten (10%) survey respondents said they are most likely to lash out and thump their PC.

One in three (36%) Brits claim they are most likely to clam up and refuse to speak to friends and colleagues as the pressure of a forgotten password mounts.

19% of women are likely to nag their partners or shout at colleagues, compared with 9% of men exhibiting the same behavior. Comment:
Forget about road rage, now we have to contend with authentication anger.

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