Despite an increased focus on security training, 25% of the 500 US employees surveyed report that they use the same password for every account, the report found. Another 23% of employees said they frequently click on links before verifying that they lead to a legitimate, safe website.
Some employers are turning to biometric passwords such as fingerprints to enhance cybersecurity, the report found. These have generally been welcomed by employees: 77% said they trust biometric passwords, and 62% said they believe they are stronger than traditional alphanumeric codes, according to the survey. However, at this point, only about half of employees (55%) use biometric passwords.
Clearly these people need to be stepped through some password security awareness training modules.
Full article at TechRepublic.
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