Many people tend to give out their passwords SOCIAL MEDIA and their other accounts to their other half, most likely to show that there is nothing hidden between them. According to a research, most Americans are used to doing this. But isn't that so right?
In the service provider's research VPN, ExpressVPN, 1.506 engaged (but not married) American adults participated, who were asked to reveal whether they give their passwords to their partner.
Research has shown that Couples share a variety of codes with each other and usually share them as early as the first six months of their relationship.
Couples mostly share codes access for video-streaming services (78%), mobile devices (64%) and music streaming applications (58%). Also, almost half (47%) of Americans in a relationship share their passwords. SOCIAL MEDIA their accounts and 38% personal passwords for e-mail.
The participants stated that by giving the passwords to their partner they show that there is trust (70%), commitment (63%), intimacy (54%), chance for marriage (51%), love (48%).
Regarding video streaming services, the comrades shared codes mainly for Netflix (86%), the Hulu (57%) and Amazon Prime Video (52%).
Also, according to research, newer generations are more likely to exchange their passwords, compared to older people.
How can privacy be affected?
More than one in four (26%) admitted that has shared someone else's login without their consent. Also, one in three (30%) states that the credentials he had been used, without knowing it.
Research has shown that Men are more likely to use their partners' logins / passwords secretly, after they have divorced. That is, they take advantage of the fact that their partners gave them the codes during the relationship and continue to use them after the separation.
More than one in four (26%) use them game streaming services And the subscriptions to news sites (26%) of their ex. Also, a quarter (25%) have access to photo sharing program of the former and in food delivery websites.
Almost one in four (23%) has access to SOCIAL MEDIA accounts, mobile wallets, music and video streaming services and one in five has access to personal emails of his ex.
In addition, the researchers observed that 25% of respondents admit that monitors the location of the ex in real time and 30% said that has been connected to social media at least once accounts secretly, while 23% still do.
Based on the above, it is not surprising that 36% say they regret having given the passwords to their ex-partner.
In accordance with ZDNet, Harold Li, Vice President of ExpressVPN, said: “Unfortunately, sharing passwords can lead to risks beyond cybersecurity. Possibly used as tool control or abuse in relationships"
Sharing passwords could be a serious threat to privacy and safety in cyberspace. The next time your partner asks you to give them your passwords, you should think twice!