Password security: what users know and what they actually do

Friday, 3 March 2006, 8:04 AM EST

Password protected accounts are very common and widely used for a variety of online applications including instant messaging, personal and business e-mail, and online banking and retail purchasing accounts. Given the sensitivity of the information within these accounts and the potential for abuse and misuse of this information by others, one might suspect that users would create very secure passwords. This has not proven to be the case.

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