Knowledge of security risks hasn’t fixed the password problem

On world password day, data from Onfido serves as a reminder that most people don’t follow password recommendations, probably never will, and that means it’s time to find a new security standard.

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World password day 2021 is upon us, serving as yet another reminder to use unique passwords, update those that may be compromised and practice good password hygiene. If new data from Onfido is accurate, however, most of us have no plans to do any of those things.

Onfido, an identity verification and authentication company, polled several thousand people from the U.S., U.K., France and Germany on a variety of password-related issues and drew what is probably an unsurprising conclusion: “Many consumers find password creation cumbersome, and widespread poor password hygiene could put consumers…

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