How many passwords do you have?MoneySaving Poll Results

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Cybersecurity has been in the news this week following the terrible worldwide malware attack which hit the NHS particularly hard. It’s a reminder for us all to ensure we’re cyber-safe (see Free Antivirus Software & Scam Spotters for help).

Yet not using the same passwords for everything and changing them regularly is also important. So we wanted to delve into that.

How many passwords do you have, from banks to social media, music-streaming services and more?

Results

I have 1 to 10 accounts I need passwords for (1768 votes)
I use the same / mostly the same password for every account591 votes (33%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others684 votes (39%)
I use a different password most times276 votes (16%)
I always use a different password for every account203 votes (11%)
I use a password manager app or similar14 votes (1%)
I have 11 to 25 accounts I need passwords for (2827 votes)
I use the same / mostly the same password for every account610 votes (22%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others1007 votes (36%)
I use a different password most times656 votes (23%)
I always use a different password for every account439 votes (16%)
I use a password manager app or similar115 votes (4%)
I have 26 to 50 accounts I need passwords for (2075 votes)
I use the same / mostly the same password for every account254 votes (12%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others662 votes (32%)
I use a different password most times515 votes (25%)
I always use a different password for every account399 votes (19%)
I use a password manager app or similar245 votes (12%)
I have 51 to 100 accounts I need passwords for (996 votes)
I use the same / mostly the same password for every account78 votes (8%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others221 votes (22%)
I use a different password most times237 votes (24%)
I always use a different password for every account211 votes (21%)
I use a password manager app or similar249 votes (25%)
I have over 100 I need passwords for (1049 votes)
I use the same / mostly the same password for every account52 votes (5%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others144 votes (14%)
I use a different password most times141 votes (13%)
I always use a different password for every account158 votes (15%)
I use a password manager app or similar554 votes (53%)

                   8,715 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.