73% use bank passwords on other sites

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Offline grsamf

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73% use bank passwords on other sites
« on: February 02, 2010, 08:16:33 AM »
Trusteer, the customer protection company for online businesses, reported today that the vast majority of online banking customers reuse their login credentials to access non-financial and much less secure websites. Trusteer found that 73 percent of bank customers use their online account password to access other websites, and that 47 percent use both their online banking user ID and password to login elsewhere on the Internet.

Complete article:
http://www.businesswire.com/portal/site/home/permalink/?ndmViewId=news_view&newsId=20100202005387&newsLang=en

Trusteer's Report:
http://www.trusteer.com/sites/default/files/cross-logins-advisory.pdf
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Re: 73% use bank passwords on other sites
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2010, 04:19:09 PM »
Speaking of passwords, SpywareHammer Fans at Facebook has a link to an article by Microsoft on creating strong passwords.

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Re: 73% use bank passwords on other sites
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2010, 07:20:33 PM »
I only have one password that I even know. That one password I use to get into KeePass, and that is where I keep all my other passwords. I use random characters, and use the additional entropy, and I use the longest password with the most varied characters possible. And to top it all off I keep the whole thing on a thumbdrive that I keep with me. The one password that I use has over 20 characters, and it is a non word, and it is paired with a random 256 character key just to open my password database. But to really confuse the issue, I have several other files that are the same size and type as my key. If anyone does get into my password file, they will have earned whatever they find.

I have not found anything yet that does a better job of keeping my passwords safe and secure.  The best part, KeePass is free. http://keepass.info/

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