Password rage is all the... erm... rage

4 June 2015

password Apparently, a third of us will admit to suffering from 'password rage'. They've been around for decades, but it seems that a number of us would really like them to go and die now.

The main problem seems to be having to remember all the different passwords we've got for things (shout out to those who have the same password for everything, especially if it is the word 'password'), with a quarter saying that they forget their password at least once a day. Think that's bad? 5% confessed to forgetting it all the time!

In addition to that, 1 in 6 said that their password problems cause disruption in the office, because they're forever screaming and yelling at their devices. Some people manage to cry and slam doors about it all too, according to the report.

"We’ve all heard of road rage and air rage, but now there’s a new one on the block – password rage," says Barry Scott, Centrify CTO EMEA at Centrify. "As if we don’t have enough frustrations in our lives, passwords are an added irritant, but also an essential part of what we need in order to access online accounts and applications both at work and in our personal lives."

Out of those surveyed, 42% create at least one new online account profile every week and 14% say they'll have over 100 passwords to deal with in the next five years.

One thing you could try is to have the password from the photo above, obviously. Don't forget to send us all your confidential details and URLs too.

TOPICS:   Technology   Privacy


  • soapy
    It wouldn't be so bad if there was a standard model for whether it need to contain a capital, a number, a symbol etc. At the minute some aren't case sensitive, some you can't use symbols, some you have to use symbols, some have to have a number, some have to have 2 numbers, some have to have an upper case letter. It's fucking annoying.
  • Argie
    Password for this that and the other. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever thought the internet would come to this...what a fucking piece of shit.

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