Are younger people less aware of online security risks, or do they simply prefer to take more risks with their personal information? That’s one of the questions raised by the findings of our recent poll of 2,129 U.S. adults (aged 18 and over) by Harris Interactive.
The new study, undertaken by Harris Interactive for ESET, questioned more than 2000 people online from August 27–29, 2012 on their use of passwords. Passwords remain by far the primary method of authentication on the internet, and remain fundamental to our security and privacy.
And one more – Password Practice: With Age Comes Wisdom?:
My friend and colleague Stephen Cobb has shared some interesting survey data in a blog article indicating that the age group between 18 and 34 is less likely than older groups to use complex passwords or even to use different passwords according to the sensitivity of the context.
Don’t say I didn’t warn you…