Here’s a shocker for you.
According to a survey taken by Centrify, a leader in identity management, 1/3 of online users admit to suffering from ‘password rage’ … with many of them driven to crying, screaming and swearing.
Here are some of the survey’s more interesting findings:
From the Centrify survey ….
On average, online users create a new account profile (and password) each week … about 50 each year.
On average, online users are asked to enter about 10 passwords each day.
About 1 in 4 online users say that they forget an account password at least once a day
One-in-three say they have been forever locked out of an account due to forgetting the password of an account profile.
“People believe forgetting passwords to an account they need immediate access to is more annoying than misplacing their keys, having a cell phone battery die, or receiving spam email.”
Also from the survey, roughly 1 in 3 report that they have been victims of some sort of identity theft … mostly credit card fraud.
Online users don’t delude themselves on one count:
Only about 15% of online users claim that their passwords are “very secure”.
They’re probably right … more on that tomorrow.