A study by F-Secure has found that 30% of CEOs have used their company’s email to register for a service that was breached. This exposed their passwords and other pertinent details.
There’s never been a better time to take “password hygiene” more seriously, with 30% of CEO’s of “world-class” companies having their password leaked.
They used their work email to sign up to an online service that was then subsequently breached.
And now the passwords that the CEO used for that breached service are available on the internet, available for any wannabe cyber criminal to use.
Which services get breached?
Even if you’re not a CEO, it’s always wise to tighten your passwords up. According to the 2016 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 63% of confirmed data breaches involved weak, default or stolen passwords.
Why can’t I use the same password for all of my accounts?
Check out our response to that question here.
You can also learn how to setup a strong password here.
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