Think you could hack your partner’s device? The average American thinks they could do it in just five tries, according to a new survey. It asked 2-thousand people about their password habits and found most people think they know their partner’s a little too well.
The survey results show:
- People have an average of four “go-to” passwords themselves, but 31% say they’re just different variations of the same password.
- While the majority of respondents think they could guess their S.O.’s password in five attempts, they don’t seem to be as patient when it comes to guessing their own. They admit giving up on trying to log in after three failed password attempts.
- That may be because so many folks find it frustrating to sign up to use a new service, as 18% of those polled say they “always” get frustrated when they have to create a new account online and another 65% say they “often” feel frustrated by the process.
- And 39% of people confess they have multiple online accounts they never use because they forgot their password.
“As we have all seen, the security that online businesses use is overly tedious and yet, not very secure,” explains Rodger Desai, CEO & Founder of Prove, the company behind the survey. “The bottom line for consumers? Complicated doesn’t mean secure.”
Source: Study Finds