SecureAuth conducted research, using 2,000 members of the general population, around the security and privacy habits consumers apply in both their personal and professional lives.
No matter how much cyber experts preach, bad password habits are always going to be a large problem for our personal and work lives.
Among those who are using the same password for more than one account, most are using it across 3-7 accounts (62%) — and 10% say they are using the same password across 10+ accounts.
Why do people re-use password?
Because truly unique passwords are a headache to remember.
In the workplace, management is even worse with password hygiene. Only 38% of those in leadership positions say their work passwords are unique.
34% of employed people in a director-level + role admit to having used one of the most common passwords.
It’s important to remember, sharing is NOT caring when it comes to passwords
Streaming service accounts have the most shared passwords or login credentials, followed by gaming accounts and mobile phone passwords. The type of account with the least shared credentials/passwords are work email accounts, but even still, 34% have shared their work email password.
Phone Fingerprint or Face ID
Most consumers are sharing passwords in ways that are easily hacked
A text message is the most common way in which people share a password, with 20% of consumers saying they share a password this way.
WAYS CONSUMERS ARE SHARING THEIR PASSWORDS (Figures in %)
The future of identity lies in biometrics, but more education must be done to increase appetite and willingness
Currently, fewer than 1 in 3 consumers say they are comfortable sharing various forms of their biometric data with either a company they purchase
goods and services from, or the government.
Despite high levels of discomfort around biometrics, data shows biometrics are already being used in multiple contexts
How mobliciti can help
At Mobliciti, we work with customers to identify primary business challenges to create tailored managed services. SecureAuth’s Identity Platform provides the flexibility required to meet security and usability requirements for diverse populations of identities — workforce and customer.
With Mobliciti Auth, we can offer SecureAuth’s Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication service based on 99.99% availability and fully UK-hosted datacentres. It allows enterprise firms to implement a more secure authentication platform without disrupting user experience or adding to the cost & complexity associated with an on-premise deployment. Get in touch to find out more.