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Americans Care About Security But Don't Follow Through

Most Americans say they're very concerned about online security but still behave in insecure ways, according to a new survey.

A new survey found that caring about security and actually doing something to properly secure data are two very different things - especially when it comes to authentication methods used to access data.

Some 44% of individuals in the US surveyed by iProov admit to sharing passwords and mobile devices with their partners, while 50% say that they've used someone else's password to access an account. In addition, 16% says that they've used someone else's photo in an attempt to gain access to an account protected by biometrics.

While fully 92% of Americans say they care about online safety, 59% recycle passwords for online accounts or have a single password used for all online accounts, the survey shows.

There's a distinct age gap in the steps individuals take to protect their data. In general, the older an individual is, the more likely they are to use strong password behavior to protect accounts. Users in the age range of 18-24 were the most likely to recycle passwords and give them to a third party to access an account, while those 25-44 were most likely to share mobile devices and passwords with their partners. Those older than 44 were least likely to engage in any forms of insecure password behavior.

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