57% of employees save passwords on a sticky note + 10 findings that make your hospital vulnerable

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As healthcare data breaches boom, common workplace password practices can leave hospitals vulnerable to cyberattacks, a Keeper Security report finds.

Keeper Security surveyed more than 1,000 employees across the U.S. on their password-related behavior.

Eleven takeaways from the survey results:

1. Fifty-seven percent of survey respondents said they save their passwords on sticky notes.

2. There were 49 percent of respondents who save their passwords in plain-text documents.

3. Sixty-two percent said they share their passwords by text message and email.

4. More than half (55 percent) of respondents saved their passwords in their phones.

5. Fifty-one percent of respondents saved their passwords on their computers.

6. Forty-nine percent of passwords were reported to be saved on the cloud.

7. Nearly one-third (31 percent) used their child's name or birthdays in their passwords.

8. Thirty-four percent said they use their significant others' names or birthdates in their passwords.

9. Thirty-seven percent of their passwords used their employer's name.

10. Forty-four percent said they reuse passwords between work and personal accounts.

11. Companies have poor password practices too. Forty-seven percent of respondents said their employer let new employees keep old credentials.

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