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INFOGRAPHIC that using the same password or variation is a risk , only 12 % use different passwords for different accounts and 62 % always or mostly use the same password or a variation . To add to that , compared to last year , people are now increasingly using variations of the same password , with 41 % in 2022 vs . 36 % in 2021 .
“ Our latest research showcases that even in the face of a pandemic , where we spent more time online amid rising cyberattacks , there continues to be a disconnect for people when it comes to protecting their digital lives ,” said Christofer Hoff , Chief Secure Technology Officer for LastPass .
“ The reality is that even though nearly two-thirds of respondents have some form of cybersecurity education , it is not being put into practice for varying reasons . For both consumers and businesses , a password manager is a simple step to keep your accounts safe and secure .”
Survey Methodology
LastPass commissioned the market research firm Lab42 to reveal the current state of password behaviors in the new era of remote work . The responses were generated from a survey of 3,750 professionals at organizations across a variety of industries in the United States , United Kingdom , Germany , Australia , Singapore and Brazil . The survey asked the professionals surveyed about their feelings and behaviors regarding online security . The result ? An increase in time spent online with continued poor password behavior and cognitive dissonance . p
Of those who received cybersecurity education , only 31 % stopped reusing passwords and only 25 % started using a password manager .
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