29% of Russians believe that online services securely protect their passwords

    From time to time we are told how things are going with inventing and using passwords for citizens of different countries, this time the details about the ingenuity of the Russians “lit up”. As Kaspersky Lab found out in tandem with B2B International, there are still causes for concern, far from all users are responsible for protecting “sensitive” information. So, only 31% of respondents set different passwords for each account. Although the proportion of users with a very depressing approach turned out to be rather small - only 6% exploit the same password for all services without exception.



    On the other hand, the bulk of the respondents are trying in one way or another to increase the level of security. 26% alternate passwords for different accounts, 23% occasionally allow themselves to repeat “keys”, and 14% take a certain part as a constant and only change individual letters and numbers. The comment of the representative of Kaspersky Lab is quite predictable: "Using identical or very similar character sets to access different services is fraught with the fact that if at least one password falls into the hands of criminals, the user risks losing control of all his accounts."



    There is a curious, so to speak, national moment. The lack of a particular desire for a variety of passwords is to some extent explained by the habit of Russian users to keep passwords in memory - this is what 69% of respondents do. 42% of respondents do not believe that it is better to rely on their own memory in the matter under consideration. And specialized software for storing (and often creating) passwords is actually used by only 6% of Russians.

    In the light of recent events, 29% of respondents believe that the sites themselves reliably protect their accounts from intruders. Plus, almost half of Russian users, 39%, are firmly convinced that criminals do not have any interest in their passwords for accessing online services.

    The publication of the study appeared exactly during the massive "drain" into the Password Network of the largest email services. As recently as September 5, Yandex started the baton with approximately 1.3 million addresses, followed by Mail.ru on September 8 from 4.4 million, and on September 10 closed a series of Gmail incidents from 4.6 million. Investigations are in full swing. LK expert expressed the following opinion: “If we talk about the reasons, then we have three versions. The first - one group of hackers stole another password database from another and puts it in the public domain to “annoy” competitors. The second is that attackers try to draw attention to themselves in this way, i.e. commonplace boast and thirst for popularity. And the third option - this data could be stolen from scammers by the so-called “white” hackers, i.e. a group of IT security experts,

    Anna. Artamonova, Vice President of Mail.Ru Group, does not see a particular tragedy in the incident: “The databases are almost empty, there are few users who have used these passwords so far. So, they no longer represented value for attackers. Moreover, we had known about most of the compromised accounts for a long time, and sent their owners a request to change their password. This means that such bases have been going for several years. ”

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    What about security with habroids?

    • 33.7% I use different passwords for different accounts. 150
    • 14.4% The main part of the password is the same, I change individual letters or numbers. 64
    • 19.8% I have duplicate passwords, but most are unique. 88
    • 25.2% I use several passwords, alternating them for different accounts. 112
    • 6.7% I use one password for all accounts. thirty

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