A study has shown that a huge percentage of business IT users are applying the same weak passwords across multiple platforms and apps.
The repetition of passwords increases security risks hugely and combined with the increase in mobile devices being used in business this does not bode well for business IT security. Using tablets and mobile devices in business can offer flexible and beneficial solutions business but the nature of mobile computing and the app generation mean most programs are automatically logged in and active 24/7, great for business but can prove devastating if lost or stolen.
The most shocking find in the study was that up to 80% of IT professionals use duplicate passwords, a serious flaw in any IT policy.
Stay secure by always applying different passwords and changing them regularly, try using a password safe to keep track of your passwords!