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7/17/2018
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Nearly Half of Security Pros Reuse Passwords

Survey exposes poor security practices by the people who should know better.

One of the biggest no-no's in password best practices: using the same password across multiple online accounts. But some 45% of information security professionals say that's exactly what they do, according to new data.

In the survey of 306 security pros by Lastline at Infosecurity Europe, some 20% of respondents also say they have used open, unsecure Wi-Fi.

"The fact that elements of the security community are not listening to their own advice around security best practices and setting a good example is somewhat worrying," said Andy Norton, director of threat intelligence at Lastline.

In another interesting stat, 92% say they have used cryptocurrency to buy gift cards.
 
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7/18/2018 | 9:51:17 AM
Of course
Yes, I re use passwords. And so does anyone else with any sense. My Dark Reading login has very little value, so I re used a password I use with similar low value logins. Higher risk logins like banking are different of course. But now I don't have to fire up a password manager for every random site I log into to post the odd comment under an alias.
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