A survey of 2,000 consumers conducted by SecureAuth, an identity and access management solutions organization, found that 53 percent of respondents continue to use the same password across multiple accounts.
Among those reusing passwords, 62 percent said they do so on three to seven accounts, and 10 percent use the same password across 10 or more accounts. According to the report, people reuse passwords because it's too hard to remember truly unique passwords.
In fact, managers are even worse at this than their employees. The survey found that 70 percent of non-management employees use unique passwords for work, compared with only 38 percent for those in leadership positions. In addition, 34 percent of managers said they use one of the highest risk passwords, such as Password; 123456789; Abc123; Qwerty123; or Iloveyou.
Finally, the survey found that fewer than one in three consumers is willing to share biometric data with an organization they buy from or the government. However, data shows that 31 percent of individuals already use biometric data to unlock their phone; 12 percent to unlock a computer; 12 percent for TSA verification; and 10 percent for banking. Esther Shein "Bad password habits continue with 53% admitting to using the same password" techrepublic.com (May 05, 2020).