It is a bad idea to trust your memory for your passwords

In our daily life we ​​need to access an increasing number of accounts. Adopting the correct password can therefore prove to be a headache for many internet users.

Some come up with the idea of ​​creating a complex password and memorizing it mentally in order to solve the problem. This strategy is appealing and not a really good idea.

Notes on paper or applications for each method

A survey recently commissioned by Bitwarden, a password manager, asked 1,600 people from around the world. 59% of respondents said they rely on their memory to manage their passwords. However, as the authors indicate, this is not a reliable option. If they forget their credentials, users will need to create a new one.

This is a losing strategy every time because if the password is too simple, it can also be easily hacked. When it is complex, some tend to use it on multiple platforms, which again is a setting that should be avoided.

Among the other methods used, 33% of internet users say they take notes on paper. As “old school” as it may seem, this technology at least has the advantage of complicating the task of hackers.

19% of respondents save their login information via email, while 28% opted for a password manager. There are several on the market and to name a few: NordPass and Dashlane, LastPass and therefore Bitwarden, who commissioned this survey.

As a reminder, some previous studies had looked at the stress problems caused by passwords. A poll proposed by LastPass precisely found that 64% of internet users suffered from real fears in this area. For example, 64% of respondents say that they avoid connecting to certain websites if they forget their login details.

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By: Bitdefender

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