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What you risk when you use the same password for multiple accounts


  • Tech News
  • Saturday, 21 Apr 2018

Using the same password for all of your online accounts is almost an invitation to hackers. It's particularly risky if the password for your main email account is also used for online shopping or Internet banking. — dpa

Using the same password for all of your online accounts is almost an invitation to hackers. It's particularly risky if the password for your main email account is also used for online shopping or Internet banking. — dpa

Most of us know that we should use a different password for every online account. And yet despite the obvious risks, six out of ten of us will use the same password for multiple online accounts.

What's more, 6% of people will even use the same password for every single one of their services, according to a recent poll of 1,000 adults in Germany. Similar results were found in Britain in a 2013 poll by communications watchdog Ofcom.

   

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