15% of Brits use their pet’s name as a password

A strong, unique password is one of the simplest ways we can thwart cyber criminals, but millions of us are making basic mistakes, according to an NCSC (National Cyber Security Centre) survey. It found that 15% of Brits used the names of their pets as a password, 13% used significant dates such as birthdays, and 6% used their favourite sports team. These may be easy to remember, but the information is easy for criminal hackers – particularly if they can find it online. Similarly, using personal details for your password exposes you to a breach from someone you know. Perhaps … Continue reading 15% of Brits use their pet’s name as a password