“People aren’t secure online!” says online security company
One in six people use pet name as password: Millions of British people are vulnerable to online fraudsters by using obvious codenames
One in six people are still putting their online accounts at risk by using their pet’s name for passwords.
A study has found that despite 84 per cent of us knowing that keeping our accounts safe is our own responsibility, 49 per cent of people still use the same passwords for accounts leaving the door wide open to hackers.
The five most popular passwords are names of pets, mother’s maiden name, dates of birth and even our own name.
People aren’t taking online security seriously, by all accounts – or at least all accounts put out by online security experts, that is:
The survey of 2,000 people was carried out by Get Safe Online (GSO) which also found that only 42 per cent of people use passwords or PINs on their mobile devices.