Password Security: Your Grandma's More Password Savvy Than You

Short And Sweet? Much Too Vulnerable

Short and simple passwords seem to have a correlation to economic status, according to the study. It says 79 percent of lower-income U.S. adults are less likely to create complex passwords than higher income individuals. Meanwhile, 88 percent of people earning $50,000 to $75,000 used complex passwords, while 89 percent of those earning $75,000 or more used long, complex passwords.

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