August 11, 2015 — What’s your password user profile?
Biometric Update: Ryan Wilk’s post discussing password persona is featured as a guest post today in Biometric Update.
Imagine this scenario: Your friend’s birthday is coming up, and you’re about to hit the mall in search of a gift and then run some errands. Before you leave, you decide to check online for the gift you have in mind. Within just a few minutes, you’ve not only found it – you’ve found it at a great price. The website doesn’t have a guest checkout, though, so you’re going to have to create an account before you can buy the item and then go on with your busy day. How do you handle this? It depends on your password user profile. One Password to Rule Them All Use the same password you use everywhere else? Yikes. But you wouldn’t be alone – 55 percent of online users do. Which means one password breach unlocks everything from emails to banking accounts to even medical information.