The poor password habits of IT professionals

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It’s World Password Day and we’ve already looked at tips for safe password use, but a new survey from identity management company SailPoint reveals that IT professionals aren’t practising what they preach when it comes to password use. In partnership with research company Vanson Bourne, SailPoint surveyed 400 IT decision makers about their password habits and came up with some worrying results. More than half of respondents (55 percent) admitted to reusing passwords across different sites. Choosing strong passwords isn’t a widespread habit either. Of the IT decision makers surveyed, 32 percent had used things like a family member’s name in a…

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