Why Your Brain Naturally Sucks At Password Security [Infographic]

Why Your Brain Naturally Sucks At Password Security [Infographic]
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Most people know about good online security practices: make secure passwords, have a different one for each login and change them often. Far fewer people actually follow them — but why? With the risk of hacking now greater than ever, it’s important to have good password security practices, but most people still neglect them.

Could it be that we’re wired to these incredibly insecure practices? Here’s why your brain naturally sabotages your online security — and worse, how your personality type could lead to you rationalising those poor decisions.