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78% of people forgot a password in the past 90 days

December 11, 2019

Passwords are the dominant way online services manage access to our personal and work-related lives. But oftentimes, they’re more of a headache than a security tool.

HYPR released the findings of a two and a half year Password Usage Study, which compiled data from over 500 full-time workers across the United States and Canada to better understand how individuals use, treat and manage their passwords.

According to the findings, 72% of individuals reuse passwords in their personal life while 49% of employees simply change or add a digit or character to their password when updating their company password every 90 days.

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