25% of study participants regularly change their passwords, 24% – rarely change their password, change the rest of his “occasional” or almost never.
Representatives of the company ElcomSoft conducted a study to find out how users relate to the passwords they use, and security policy in the organization in which they operate.
In a study conducted ElcomSoft survey, 50% of participants who were members of organizations working in the IT-industry, as well as educational, financial, government and military fields.
Less than 30% of respondents admitted that they have never forgotten passwords. The most common reasons why users forget passwords that have been infrequent use of the resource (28%), not writing down passwords (16%), and 13% of respondents admitted that they forgot the password, having been on vacation.
Only 25% of respondents indicated that they regularly change their passwords, 24% – rarely change their password, change the rest of his “occasional” or almost never.
Research company ElcomSoft demonstrated how users inaccurately refer to the passwords assigned to them by default. Only 28% of respondents said they always change such passwords, and 50% of the respondents, as a rule, keep the default passwords.
The survey also attended a question about the level of the organization’s security policy, in which respondents work. 61% of respondents said that they are fully or partially disagree with your existing security policy of your employer. 76% of respondents say they prefer to have a higher level of security, while 24% – a lower level.
A report of the company ElcomSoft can be found here.