lunes, 4 de junio de 2012

Study: Password Security Improves with Age

Baby Boomers may not be perceived as tech savvy as Millenials, but they apparently are better at protecting their digital assets. A new British study believed to be the largest of its kind shows those 55 and older tend to pick passwords with twice the strength of those under 25. It also indicates those who prefer to use German and Korean languages chose the strongest passwords; Indonesian speakers, the weakest.
But that's still not saying much since weak passwords were prevalant across every demographic from a data set that included 70 million anonymized Yahoo accounts analyzed with the Internet giant's permission.
"We find surprisingly little variation in guessing difficulty; every identifiable group of users generated a comparably weak password distribution," wrote computer science researcher Joseph Bonneau of the University of Cambridge in an abstract.



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