The research reveals that nearly half (46 percent) of Britons use the same password to login to their banking, shopping and social networking sites with a further 54 percent confessing to using variations of the same password. And with the average person visiting 23 different sites each month that require a login they are an easy target for fraudsters.
This is not really news, but after so many awareness campaigns, warnings, etc. kind of a surprise? Hm… but wait! Perhaps I should now go and changes some of my passwords as well… 😉
Btw., you can test the strength of your passwords here: http://www.microsoft.com/protect/fraud/passwords/checker.aspx