We’re a na­tion of snoop­ers

Midweek Sport - - NEWS -

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.

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