One chart shows how careless young Americans are with online passwords

Cybersecurity has become a buzzword as big companies like Yahoo and Equifax fall victim to massive data breaches. Despite all the high-profile incidents, many people have a “it won’t happen to me” attitude about regularly changing their passwords and taking the necessary steps to protect themselves. Changing up passwords is one of the easiest ways to protect yourself online, but a recent YouGov survey found that 28% of adults use the same passwords for most of their online accounts.

As we can see in this chart from Statista, young people 18-34-years-old are particularly careless with passwords. This is a surprising statistic considering that the younger generation has spent a huge part of their lives online and should be well aware of the rules of the road by now.

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