The Top Password Security Trends

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<p>Prsentation PowerPoint</p> <p>The Top Password Security Trends in 2014 </p> <p>Passwords are Vital </p> <p>Photo by woodleywonderworks - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/73645804@N00Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>But oftentimes </p> <p>Photo by Darwin Bell - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/53611153@N00Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>Stealing passwords is a very lucrative business for hackers </p> <p>Photo by alles-schlumpf - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/29487767@N02Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>Last year, 8.1 million Americans had their passwords stolen </p> <p>Photo by Emmanuele Contini - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/7237894@N02Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>And, as a result, were the victims of identity theft </p> <p>Photo by AleCue - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/10066932@N03Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>That equated to 37 billion dollars in damages from the thefts </p> <p>Photo by superkimbo - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/8107002@N03Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>Here are some facts that will help you </p> <p>Photo by tom_bullock - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/22206162@N03Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>300 USD per employee per year to reset a password in a business </p> <p>When using yahoo and linkedin the most common passwords used were 123456, work, abc123456789, 123 and the </p> <p>Despite the urging of corporate america to create stronger passwords with longer characters in them </p> <p>33% of individuals use the same password for their social media sites </p> <p>10 % of all internet users utilize the very same password for all the websites they visit </p> <p>33% of end users save their passwords on a word doc, or on a post it note </p> <p>Stolen PIN numbers on credit cards cost customers 500 million USD </p> <p>Paypal was the most phished website with over 13000 spoofed websites. </p> <p>On average, an individual owns 10 online accounts in which they use the very same password to login </p> <p>Passwords breaches cost sony corporation a staggering 171 Million USD </p> <p>An individuals password is stolen or hijacked every 3 seconds. </p> <p>Stolen passwords led to 8.1 Million Americans to become victims of identity theft, with a total price tag of 37 Billion USD. </p> <p>A famous hacker known as Soldier, stole 3.2 Million USD from major US Corporations. </p> <p>32% of end users save their passwords or pin numbers onto their smartphones. </p> <p>62% of smartphones end users save their passwords or PIN numbers onto their smartphone. </p> <p>The average password is only 6 characters long. </p> <p>A hacker can crack the average passwords in just 3 minutes or less. </p> <p>25% of passwords are a persons first name. </p> <p>5% of men use their spouses name as their password. </p> <p>30% of women use their spouses name as their password. </p> <p>4% of end users password for the actual password. </p> <p>Plenty of good reasons they are. </p> <p>Photo by iamkory - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/47742365@N00Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>To use strong passwords. </p> <p>Photo by NathanDapon - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial License https://www.flickr.com/photos/95156613@N05Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>And to change them frequently. </p> <p>Photo by Skampa - Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike License https://www.flickr.com/photos/22250058@N05Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>There are also password management tools. </p> <p>Photo by VinothChandar - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/44345361@N06Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>That can make this a lot easier. </p> <p>Photo by mRio - Creative Commons Attribution License https://www.flickr.com/photos/64738468@N00Created with Haiku Deck</p> <p>Cloudswave The Trusted Place for Sofware Selection. </p> <p>The Trusted Place for Software Selection.Click here Read the full article</p>