Older Adults Pick Better Online Passwords

Health & Fitness

0  Updated at 3:35 am, June 5th, 2012 By: ABC Digital
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iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The old adage, “With age comes wisdom,” continues to be true, even in this youth-oriented tech-savvy world. A new study finds that people over the age of 55 are far better at choosing secure passwords than teens and young adults.

In a study conducted by the University of Cambridge, computer scientist Joseph Bonneau analyzed password data from 70 million Yahoo users and found the passwords of older adults are twice as strong as those under the age of 25.

The study also discovered that people who changed their passwords frequently were more likely to have stronger passwords.

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