Almost every user Android smartphone, has an account Google who is affiliated with other services of the company such as YouTubeThe gmail, Docs et al. The same account can also be used to sign in to third-party applications. And even though Google warns its users not to use the same password in these applications, many continue to do so.
"You should not re-use your Google Account password in third-party applications," the new YouTube Terms of Service say.
According to a study by her Microsoft, a user has 25 different accounts on average, but only 6.5 different passwords, which means that the same password is used in at least 4 accounts.
Google provides two-factor verification, which requires not only a password, but also a special verification key to access an account. So one hacker, even if he steals a user's password he won't be able to access his account.
The problem is that this option is not used in most cases. And, even if used, the same two-step verification may not apply to third-party applications.
Therefore, if a hacker steals a password from a less secure application, it will gain access to many accounts, as their password will be shared.
Researchers have found that in their majority, online users often feel it tired and confused from the news that they are constantly bombarded with various security issues, which do not seem to differ much, a situation known as Security Fatigue. This often results in them not being so concerned about reusing their passwords.
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