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Passwords are vital, but oftentimes too weak to be truly secure. The guidelines for good passwords are well known, but most corporations aren’t following them. This lax attitude toward security has real consequences.
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  • 1. The Top Password Security Trends in 2014
  • 2. Passwords are Vital Photo by woodleywonderworks - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 3. But oftentimes Photo by Darwin Bell - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 4. Stealing passwords is a very lucrative business for hackers Photo by alles-schlumpf - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/29487767@N02 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 5. Last year, 8.1 million Americans had their passwords stolen Photo by Emmanuele Contini - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/7237894@N02 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 6. And, as a result, were the victims of identity theft Photo by AleCue - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/10066932@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 7. That equated to 37 billion dollars in damages from the thefts Photo by superkimbo - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/8107002@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 8. Here are some facts that will help you Photo by tom_bullock - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/22206162@N03 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 9. 300 USD per employee per year to reset a password in a business
  • 10. When using yahoo and linkedin the most common passwords used were 123456, work, abc123456789, 123 and the
  • 11. Despite the urging of corporate america to create stronger passwords with longer characters in them
  • 12. 33% of individuals use the same password for their social media sites
  • 13. 10 % of all internet users utilize the very same password for all the websites they visit
  • 14. 33% of end users save their passwords on a word doc, or on a post it note
  • 15. Stolen PIN numbers on credit cards cost customers 500 million USD
  • 16. Paypal was the most phished website with over 13000 spoofed websites.
  • 17. On average, an individual owns 10 online accounts in which they use the very same password to login
  • 18. Passwords breaches cost sony corporation a staggering 171 Million USD
  • 19. An individual’s password is stolen or hijacked every 3 seconds.
  • 20. Stolen passwords led to 8.1 Million Americans to become victims of identity theft, with a total price tag of 37 Billion USD.
  • 21. A famous hacker known as Soldier, stole 3.2 Million USD from major US Corporations.
  • 22. 32% of end users save their passwords or pin numbers onto their smartphones.
  • 23. 62% of smartphones end users save their passwords or PIN numbers onto their smartphone.
  • 24. The average password is only 6 characters long.
  • 25. A hacker can crack the average passwords in just 3 minutes or less.
  • 26. 25% of passwords are a person’s first name.
  • 27. 5% of men use their spouse’s name as their password.
  • 28. 30% of women use their spouse’s name as their password.
  • 29. 4% of end users password for the actual password.
  • 30. Plenty of good reasons they are…. Photo by iamkory - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/47742365@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 31. To use strong passwords. Photo by NathanDapon - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/95156613@N05 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 32. And to change them frequently. Photo by Skampa - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/22250058@N05 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 33. There are also password management tools. Photo by VinothChandar - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/44345361@N06 Created with Haiku Deck
  • 34. That can make this a lot easier. Photo by mRio - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/64738468@N00 Created with Haiku Deck
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