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PC Matic Releases 2019 Password Hygiene And Habits Report
[August 08, 2019]

PC Matic Releases 2019 Password Hygiene And Habits Report


MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Aug. 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, PC Matic, the world's only 100% American-made anti-virus software, announced the completion and release of a research project analyzing the password hygiene and habits of Americans. Results of the research project are outlined in a report released by PC Matic titled "2019 Password Hygiene and Habits Report," and are the result of approximately 5,000 individuals participating in a fifty-question survey.

PC Matic, the world's only 100% American-made anti-virus software, released its “2019 Password Hygiene and Habits Report” outlining key findings from its’ American-based survey and providing recommendations on how to bolster password security practices

Key findings from the report are as follows:

  • 50-percent of individuals only change their passwords when they're forced to do so
  • Only 19-percent of respondents are currently utilizing a secure password manager
  • 14-percent of survyors weren't aware of what two-factor authentication is



"With ransomware attacks claiming victims across the country and cyber-attacks seeming to happen more and more frequently, it is important to consider how Americans can protect themselves from falling victim to cyber-attacks," said PC Matic CEO Rob Cheng. "While passwords may seem like a minor detail, password hygiene is becoming a growing threat in the cybersphere; and this report aims to provide you with specific guidance and deliverables to protect yourself from this growing loophole."

More findings and the complete report may be found here.


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