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

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

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 password 6 votes (0%)
I use the same password for every account 109 votes (9%)
I use mostly the same password 483 votes (39%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 380 votes (30%)
I use a different password most times 145 votes (12%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 120 votes (10%)
I use a password manager app or similar 11 votes (1%)
I have 6 to 10 accounts I need passwords for (3450 votes)
I use the same password for every account 128 votes (4%)
I use mostly the same password 1287 votes (37%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 1245 votes (36%)
I use a different password most times 447 votes (13%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 316 votes (9%)
I use a password manager app or similar 27 votes (1%)
I have 11 to 20 accounts I need passwords for (4601 votes)
I use the same password for every account 83 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password 1300 votes (28%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 1794 votes (39%)
I use a different password most times 815 votes (18%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 525 votes (11%)
I use a password manager app or similar 84 votes (2%)
I have 21 to 30 accounts I need passwords for (2590 votes)
I use the same password for every account 42 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password 551 votes (21%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 951 votes (37%)
I use a different password most times 507 votes (20%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 375 votes (14%)
I use a password manager app or similar 164 votes (6%)
I have 31 to 50 accounts I need passwords for (1845 votes)
I use the same password for every account 16 votes (1%)
I use mostly the same password 268 votes (15%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 674 votes (37%)
I use a different password most times 406 votes (22%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 287 votes (16%)
I use a password manager app or similar 194 votes (11%)
I have 51 to 100 accounts I need passwords for (1177 votes)
I use the same password for every account 8 votes (1%)
I use mostly the same password 117 votes (10%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 359 votes (31%)
I use a different password most times 233 votes (20%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 213 votes (18%)
I use a password manager app or similar 247 votes (21%)
I have over 100 accounts I need passwords for (972 votes)
I use the same password for every account 16 votes (2%)
I use mostly the same password 67 votes (7%)
I use different passwords for all my financial accounts, but mostly the same for others 153 votes (16%)
I use a different password most times 120 votes (12%)
I strictly use a different password for every account 138 votes (14%)
I use a password manager app or similar 478 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.