March 3, 2020
The Average Person Has More Passwords Than an Average Pop Song Has Words by Nordpass
According to Research by Nordpass, Most Users Have 70 to 80 Passwords
The average person has more passwords than a pop song has wordsSource: The Burgundy Zine
An average person has 70 to 80 passwords, according to new research by the password manager NordPass.
To put this into perspective, 80 words can make up a four-verse poem. Or a pop song. For example, if we don’t count the repetition of the chorus, Blur’s ‘Song 2’ is roughly 70 words long.
80 passwords is a lot of information to memorize. Earlier this year, NordPass published 200 most common passwords, proving that most people don’t put too much effort into creating a complex password.
The research was conducted in January 2020 and involved 1500 NorPass users.
“We now partly understand why people use easy-to-guess passwords — they simply have too many to remember,” says Chad Hammond, a security expert at NordPass. “So there’s no surprise that people use either very easy passwords or have a few and reuse them for all accounts.”
People often think they have nothing to hide.
“And just imagine them changing the lock,” Hammond continues. “The same applies to your online life. Nobody wants to lose access to their personal accounts, especially paying thousands in ransom afterward.”
To keep your accounts secure, here are five tips on how to maintain good password hygiene:
Delete the Accounts You No Longer Use
If a small, obscure website ends up breached, you might never even hear about it. You can use haveibeenpwned.com to check if your email was ever in a breach.
Update All Your Passwords
Use a password generator to make sure they are impossible to guess. To see if any of your current passwords have ever been exposed online, head over to the NordPass password strength checker.
Use Two-Factor Authentication
Whether it’s an app, biometric data, or hardware security key, your accounts will be much safer when you add that extra layer of protection.
Set Up a Password Manager
It’s a perfect tool for both generating and storing passwords. With a trustworthy manager like NordPass, you’ll only need to remember one master password and forget about the rest.
Regularly Check For Suspicious Activities
If you notice something unusual, change your password immediately.
NordPass is a new generation password manager shaped with cutting-edge technology, zero-knowledge encryption, simplicity, and intuitive design in mind. It securely stores and organizes passwords by keeping them in one convenient place.
NordPass was created by the cybersecurity experts behind NordVPN – one of the most advanced VPN service providers in the world.
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