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Many Singaporeans Don't Follow Good Cyber Practices

1 Aug 2012

A survey of 346 Singaporeans, conducted by Assurity Trusted Solutions in April, showed that most respondents are not following good cyber practices, such as using unique and complex passwords, changing their passwords regularly, or using two-factor authentication.

  • About 60% of the respondents who uses government services, such as filing of tax returns, never change their password;

  • 52% of the respondent, who uses online banking services, also never change their passwords. Only 10% of the respondent change their passwords every quarter; and

  • 45% of all respondents do not use different passwords for all their online accounts.

  • Many S’poreans Don’t Protect Online Accounts: Survey. Channel NewsAsia. July 26, 2012.

  • Many S’poreans Don’t Change their Passwords, The Straits Time. July 27, 2012.

  • S’poreans putting their online accounts at risk, TODAY, July 27, 2012.

  • S’poreans lax with Net passwords, My Paper. July 27, 2012.

  • S’preans ‘lack’ good cyber practices, The New Paper. July 27, 2012.










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