How many passwords do you have & are they the same?MoneySaving Poll Results

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The TalkTalk cyber attack (see our TalkTalk help) has heightened concern over password security. Best practice is never use the same password twice, but that makes things difficult.

So we want to find out how many password-controlled accounts you have – from banks to social media, music streaming services and more. And how often do you use the same password?

Which of these is closest to your situation?

Results

I have 0 to 5 accounts I need passwords for (1254 votes)
I don't have anything that requires a password6 votes (0%)
I use the same password for every account109 votes (9%)
I use mostly the same password483 votes (39%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others380 votes (30%)
I use a different password most times145 votes (12%)
I strictly use a different password for every account120 votes (10%)
I use a password manager app or similar11 votes (1%)
I have 6 to 10 accounts I need passwords for (3450 votes)
I use the same password for every account128 votes (4%)
I use mostly the same password1287 votes (37%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others1245 votes (36%)
I use a different password most times447 votes (13%)
I strictly use a different password for every account316 votes (9%)
I use a password manager app or similar27 votes (1%)
I have 11 to 20 accounts I need passwords for (4601 votes)
I use the same password for every account83 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password1300 votes (28%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others1794 votes (39%)
I use a different password most times815 votes (18%)
I strictly use a different password for every account525 votes (11%)
I use a password manager app or similar84 votes (2%)
I have 21 to 30 accounts I need passwords for (2590 votes)
I use the same password for every account42 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password551 votes (21%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others951 votes (37%)
I use a different password most times507 votes (20%)
I strictly use a different password for every account375 votes (14%)
I use a password manager app or similar164 votes (6%)
I have 31 to 50 accounts I need passwords for (1845 votes)
I use the same password for every account16 votes (1%)
I use mostly the same password268 votes (15%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others674 votes (37%)
I use a different password most times406 votes (22%)
I strictly use a different password for every account287 votes (16%)
I use a password manager app or similar194 votes (11%)
I have 51 to 100 accounts I need passwords for (1177 votes)
I use the same password for every account8 votes (1%)
I use mostly the same password117 votes (10%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others359 votes (31%)
I use a different password most times233 votes (20%)
I strictly use a different password for every account213 votes (18%)
I use a password manager app or similar247 votes (21%)
I have over 100 accounts I need passwords for (972 votes)
I use the same password for every account16 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password67 votes (7%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others153 votes (16%)
I use a different password most times120 votes (12%)
I strictly use a different password for every account138 votes (14%)
I use a password manager app or similar478 votes (49%)

                   15,889 votes received.

We try to use technology to limit voting to one per person. Occasionally, this may erroneously block a few people's votes (eg, from shared offices). Apologies for that.