ElcomSoft Discovers Most of Its Customers Want Stricter Security Policies but Won’t Bother Changing Default Passwords

Most people working with sensitive information want stricter security policies but rarely bother changing default, automatically generated and assigned passwords, as discovered by ElcomSoft Co. Ltd. after conducting a research and running a quiz on its Web site. A major player in the password recovery business, ElcomSoft was asking its customers on their IT security-related habits, and collected information on how people are using passwords and approach IT security issues in general. Analysis of the survey turned into a statistically significant sample, allowing the company get some interesting conclusions.

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