Centrify: Most of People Share Passwords with Their Lovers

Centrify: Most of People Share Passwords with Their Lovers
15.04.2016 01:45 pm

Centrify: Most of People Share Passwords with Their Lovers


It’s just as well that divorce levels are at their lowest in 40 years as over half of people (52%) share passwords with their spouse or partner.  This is according to a poll of IT professionals by Centrify, the leader in securing enterprise identities against cyberthreats.

The same poll found that friends and children are trusted the least with more people prepared to hand a password over to a colleague (20 percent) or other family member (20 percent) than to friends (4 percent) or children (4 percent).

Considering that a quarter of people (26 percent) have more than 30 passwords, but that most people (33 percent) can only remember between two and five, keeping track of passwords is a challenge.

“Sharing passwords may be tempting, but who knows what the future may bring,” warns Barry Scott, chief technology officer, EMEA, Centrify.  “The people who know us the best are also the ones best placed to guess our passwords, from our favourite football teams to our childrens’ or pets’ names or the schools we attended. For those living with someone who may be lacking in imagination, there’s even a probability that the dreaded ‘PASSWORD’ password is in use somewhere.”

“Passwords alone are no longer fit for purpose which is why the industry is starting to shift to multi-factor authentication, such as combining a password with biometrics.  This means that while your partner may gaze into your eyes to capture your heart, they won’t be able to get your log-in details.”

Related News

D-ID Secures Over $13.5 Million to Protect Against Mass Surveillance

The software platform that removes key biometric data from photos and videos continues to protect industries and individuals

Read more »

LzLabs and T-Systems Team Up to Drive Mainframe Transformation

LzLabs today announced an Agreement with T-Systems, one of the world-leading cross-manufacturer digital service providers,... Read more »

SunTec Group collaborates with AWS to offer cloud-native applications that help clients improve customer experience and drive revenue growth

SunTec, a leading provider of revenue and billing management solutions,... Read more »

DenizBank Uses OneSpan’s Mobile App Security Solution to Handle Doubling of Demand from COVID-19

OneSpan™ (NASDAQ: OSPN), the global leader in securing remote banking transactions, today announced that leading Turkish... Read more »

PayCertify launches new merchant services system to reduce chargeback losses and maximise online revenue – powered by Chargebacks911

 PayCertify, a leading online payment processor for the ecommerce, healthcare and hospitality... Read more »

Experian Unveils Breakthrough Solution in the Fight Against Synthetic Identity Fraud

To combat a growing threat that’s expected to drive $48 billion in annual online payment fraud losses by 2023,1 Experian® today announced the launch of Sure Profile™. Experian... Read more »

Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App
Financial It Youtube channel