We’re a nation of snoopers
TEN per cent of Brits “cyber stalk” their own partner – using their passwords to log into social networking sites, according to a survey.
Men are the worst culprits when it comes to snooping, with one in 10 men using their loved-one’s PIN or password without their knowledge, compared to just six per cent of women.
More than three-in-four Brits (76%) put themselves at risk by using the same password for multiple accounts – including email, social networking sites, online banking and shopping.
And one in 10 have admitted to having their accounts “hacked” in the past year, with a quarter (26%) hiding all their passwords in the same place.
The research, by esure home insurance, revealed that the average person is asked for a password up to ELEVEN times per day.
It seems Brits are predictable when it comes to passwords - with one in five (20%) using their mother’s maiden name or family pet.