Password sharing is a rampant problem, according to a survey from LastPass. Some 95% of those surveyed admit to sharing six passwords with other people.
Typically the sharing is with a spouse or significant other and child – 76% and 26% respectively. Coworkers and friends are next at 22% and 16%.
Wi-Fi passwords were the most commonly shared, followed by streaming and television services, 48% and financial, 43%. Even though the majority of people share passwords, 73% know it’s risky to do.
In the corporate world password sharing can be common. Some 61% of employees will share a corporate password over a personal one. The reason for sharing these passwords is in case of an emergency, shared team account or to delegate work to others.
See the full LastPass infographic on sharing passwords below.