Who picks better passwords, young people or older people? It turns out that computer users over the age of 55 use passwords that are twice as secure as passwords used by those under people 25 years old. The study conducted by Joseph Bonneau, a computer scientist at the University of Cambridge.
They analyzed almost 70 million passwords belonging to Yahoo users around the world. Ensuring that data was kept anonymous and passwords could not be tied to individual accounts. Bonneau looked at password strength along with data like age and locale. The researcher also found that German and Korea speakers tend to use the strongest passwords, and the presence of credit card data on a user’s account does not mean that they use stronger passwords.
I guess it is true, with age comes wisdom. It is a good reminder to pick strong passwords.
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