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Millennials Are Easy Targets Because They Trust Less Secure Methods

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IBM released an interesting study on security.

According to this study, Millennials seem to be easy targets for malicious activity because they do tend to follow insecure practices.

Compared to people at the age of 55 or more, they use less complex passwords, they do share more passwords between services, they trust insecure biometrics such as fingerprint readers and even declare them as "most secure form of authentication".

Millennials seem to rank security top for their bank apps. In contrast to that, they have a rather poor understanding of the importance of security related to social media accounts. This is quite disturbing when you know that social media is the number one cloud service that holds your most detailed personal profile.

On the other hand side, they do use more password managers which is a very good thing. However, when you do share passwords and trust insecure fingerprint technology, a password manager does not help that much any more.

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