Most hacked passwords revealed in warning over cybersecurity
Easily guessed passwords being used across multiple accounts have been highlighted as a major gap in the online security practices of UK internet users.
A survey by the National Cyber Security (NCSC) found that many British internet users did not know the best ways to protect themselves from cybercrime.
Only 15% said they knew “a great deal” about how to protect themselves from harmful activity online, while less than half said they always used a strong, separate password for their main email account.
The findings were released ahead of the NCSC’s CyberUK 2019 conference in Glasgow, which will be used to inform Government policy and the guidance it offers to business and the public.
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