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Q: Internet user accounts ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: Internet user accounts
Category: Computers > Internet
Asked by: titanfeuer-ga
List Price: $30.00
Posted: 05 May 2006 08:59 PDT
Expires: 04 Jun 2006 08:59 PDT
Question ID: 725758
How many internet user acounts (ie. usernames and passwords / logins /
hard & soft token etc) does the average internet user have? (If at all
possible, I'm more interested in developed countries' users. i.e. USA,
Europe etc.)
Subject: Re: Internet user accounts
Answered By: belindalevez-ga on 06 May 2006 01:57 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
A survey by PricewaterhouseCoopers of 1,000 companies between October
2005 and January 2006 found that employees have to remember three
diffferent user Ids and passwords, while in two percent of companies
staff have to recall 10 different

According to PriceWaterhouseCoopers the average user today has 40
personal and  professional accounts requiring user name and password.

Asurvey by RSA security found that people use on average 20 accounts
that require them to regiser and then lg on afterwards.
Source: Passwords revealed by sweet Deal. BBC News.

A study by RSA Security of almost 1700 enterprise technology end users
in the United States found that over a quarter of respondents manage
more than 13 passwords at work.
Source: RSA Security Survey Reveals Multiple Passwords Creating
Security Risks and End User Frustration.

A survey by Rainbow Technologies of over 3,000 IT managers, executives
and security personnel found that the average person manages 5.5
passwords with over 24 percent of respondents having at least 8 user
names and passwords on their systems at any one time.
Source: The Costly Password Problem. PC Magazine, August 2003.

A European survey by Rainbow Technologies found that the average user
manages 4.35 passwords with about 20 percent having nine passwords or
more. With the UK, 26% of respondents needed to access nine or more
Source: Password protection is an inefficient means of managing security.>

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<Hope this helps.>
titanfeuer-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $5.00
Belindalevez, Thank you so much. That exactly what I was looking for.
I'll be posting further related questions if you are interested. Many

Subject: Re: Internet user accounts
From: belindalevez-ga on 06 May 2006 13:57 PDT
Thankyou for the tip. I will look out for your questions.

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