Very often our passwords are stolen or else forgotten.
We are extremely dependent on the internet but we do not know much about online security. A small study among three hundred people ranging from high school students to adults was conducted in mid 2011 on mistakes made by users that compromise online security.
When observed the participants for a week long, it’s found that only 17% of users used passwords that contain consecutive sequence of characters such as ‘123456’. Only 12% of them created password that do not contain a repetition of characters.
On one hand, 8% of the different account holders’ passwords contained special characters such as “$” “#”, “&”, etc. On the other hand, 32% of their passwords do not contain dictionary words like ‘cat’, ‘password’, etc.
However, 46% of passwords with two security features and only 4% of passwords contained 5 different security features. Hence we need a different authentication model on the web which don’t require us to be perfect.