One in four youngsters in the UK use same passwords for all online accounts

A survey conducted by the UK's Cyber Aware campaign has revealed that youngsters are more likely to lose their sensitive data to cyber criminals because of poor password hygiene practices.

More than half of youngsters aged 18-25 years use the same passwords for multiple online accounts and also use such accounts to transfer sensitive data like copies of passports and licences to others.

The survey revealed that today's youngsters own multiple online accounts associated with online shopping, banking, social media networking and other purposes, and some of them even own up to 21 online accounts that they use frequently. Since it is difficult for them to remember passwords for each account, they usually use the same passwords for a majority of their accounts for convenience.