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“After 20 years we have taught everyone to use passwords that are hard to remember the human brain, but it’s easy to guess the computer” – says the site xkcd .

Perhaps that’s why people do not change their passwords until one does not force them to do so.That’s no wonder these results were obtained as a result of PayPal sponsored study located in the Australian National University (ANU) Centre for Internet Security (Centre for Internet Safety).

The study also shows that the widespread illusory belief that “my password hard to guess.” 90% of 1000 respondents believe that the combination of nicknames and pet dates of birth of the child is safe.

This will probably surprise you, but most said they did not put in your password your personal information, but because they believe their passwords safe, they use them on multiple sites (63% of respondents, while 77% of those aged 18 to 24 years .)

Also, people give up the slack in the protection of passwords: a study found that 41% of respondents shared their passwords with their friends, family or colleagues, without changing the password later.

Difficult-to-remember password is 46%, while young people prefer to store their passwords on mobile phones.

On a more encouraging news, the survey found that most users – more than 95% – do not want to memorize their passwords sites. This is encouraging, except that over a third of users solve the problem of forgotten passwords just are not leaving the site. This figure rises to 76% among young people.

The report, published PayPal, you can find here .