More and more are made known to cases of companies or services that suffer some type of security incident, where they are exposed user passwords.
ESET, a leader in proactive threat detection, conducted a survey of Latin American users in order to know what are the most common habits in relation to the use of passwords.
Despite the frequency with which these kinds of security incidents occur, the survey revealed that only 40% of users use separate passwords for each service and that 30% use two or three different passwords for all services. In turn, more than 60% believe that your email password could be stronger.
“Create robust passwords (that include numbers and have as a Pussycat 8 characters) and use different keys for each service, are one more obstacle that allows the information to be secure. In addition to using, whenever possible, a second authentication factor, have installed and updated security solutions. From ESET, we strongly target the education and awareness of the user to avoid being a victim of computer attacks. “Said Cecilia Pastorino, specialist in computer security at ESET Latin America.
The existence of security gaps that expose users information has become so common that there are tools such as haveibeenpwned.com or HackNotice, where a user has the possibility to find out if the data of any account associated with an address of Email may have been exposed by some platform or service that suffered this type of incident.
Then ESET brings the main data that the survey left:
From the ESET Latin America Lab share a video that allows to create a complex password and equally easy to remember, and that also helps to be safer and protected: https://www.welivesecurity.com/la-es/videos/contrasena-rica-en-seguridad/.
Also, get some extra tips for password security:
- For added security use dual-authentication factors
- Use long sentences and include numbers
- Do not reuse old passwords
- Create a different password for each account
- Change the periodic password phrases mind
- Use a trusted password manager