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Password Use Study – Massive Reuse of Passwords

Friday, December 9th, 2016

The only surprise here is that someone thought that a study was needed in order to prove that people reuse passwords … heck, I could have told them that without a study.

A recent password use study by the German Hasso-Plattner-Institute of roughly 1 billion user accounts concluded that 20% of users were reusing passwords. Additionally, 27% of users used password that were nearly identical with other account passwords. User accounts and passwords are still the dominating method of authentication both locally and online.