More than half of Dutch people do not exist password managers




The Dutch have never heard a clear majority of password managers or other assistance for this software. Many people have trouble remembering passwords and use the same words often for multiple services, according to research.

Programs or services for managing passwords like KeePass and OnePass are still unknown, research shows that Tweakers among 1034 Dutch people aged 18 and older had carried out by research Direct Research. There seems to need help in password field. Dutch estimate that they have an average of 22 passwords for Internet and that number will increase, they expect. A large majority finds it difficult to remember all those passwords.

Of those surveyed 70 percent of the eight “almost impossible” to conceive a separate password for each service. Dutch therefore massively use the same password for multiple services: two in three respondents did so. Of young people have even 80 percent only a password, from the over-65s is that half.

Incidentally, this does not mean that it is unsafe to use: online can consciously use the same password for services which are not included for reasons of privacy or security if the password is in the street to lie. Some users combine for example a spam address with a simple password for logging in unimportant services.

Although this was not part of the research, it seems however that many users deliberately use such a default password. Nearly two out of five Dutch namely uses up to four passwords on the internet.

More than forty percent think that “a secure password” is not to remember. What if a password is considered safe to do besides not everyone: only 5 percent are aware of the possibility to use a long sentence.

That they can use utility software to manage and generate passwords’m only 56 percent, while 7 percent actually do it. Password Managers turn out even for a large part of the small group of users a relatively new phenomenon: a third of them are using the software less than one year.

Tweakers did the study as part of National Change your passwords Day, which is held in conjunction with the Public Prosecution Service and the Safe Internet Foundation on 24 November.

Password Aware 2015


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