Research on users approach to passwords online

There is very little research on users' approach to passwords online. However, some studies suggest that people tend to use the same password for multiple accounts and that they often choose weak passwords that are easy to guess.

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Questions for Research on users approach to passwords online

1.

Do you use a password manager?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
2.

Have you ever reused a password?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
3.

Do you tend to include special characters in your passwords?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
4.

Do you use the same password for more than one online account?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
5.

Do you set up two step authentication wherever possible?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
6.

Do you change your passwords regularly?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No
7.

Did any of your accounts (to your knowledge) get compromised?

The answer should be a single choice:
  1. Yes
  2. No

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Research on users approach to passwords online

Why is the research for online passwords important?

The research for online passwords is important because people need to be able to keep their online accounts safe.

What makes an effective online password?

There is no one answer to this question as it depends on the specific website or service being used. However, in general, an effective online password should be long (at least eight characters), complex (containing a mix of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols), and unique (not used for any other online account).

How to provide awareness to people about password security?

There are many ways to provide awareness to people about password security. One way is to educate people on the importance of having strong and unique passwords for their online accounts. Another way is to provide resources that people can use to create strong passwords.

How are passwords transmitted to users?

Passwords are transmitted to users via email, text message, or a secure website.

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