Gen Z might think they're cyber secure – but Baby Boomers have better passwords

After receiving cybersecurity education, just 31% of users stopped reusing passwords, report shows.

After receiving cybersecurity education, just 31% of users stopped reusing passwords, report shows. Image: Towfiqu barbhuiya on Unsplash

Emma Charlton
Writer, Forum Agenda
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Statistic showing password and cybersecurity risks
Reusing passwords brings risks. Image: LastPass

Statistic showing the percentage of informal or formal cybersecurity education learned
Room for improvement in cybersecurity education. Image: LastPass Report

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Statistic showing the generations most likely to memorize password.
Generations most likely to memorize passwords Image: LastPass
Different online accounts that people would create a more complex password for
Variety in password attitudes. Image: LastPass
People who received a cybersecurity education
Gap between training, awareness and action after receiving cybersecurity education. Image: LastPass
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