It’s common for every digital service today to ask you to log in with a password and an email address. Social media, Streaming services, favourite news sites and work accounts all require credentials to protect user data.
One recent study found the average person has between 70 and 80 accounts requiring passwords. The proliferation of passwords is not as comforting as it might appear to be. With so many to remember, it’s no surprise that people are tempted to reuse, rotate or use variations of a few passwords. But if individuals repeatedly use the same email and password combination when accessing third party services, and these services are then breached, the individuals and their organizations’ face an increased cyber security risk.