NIST Study on Kids’ Passwords Shows Gap Between Knowledge of Password Best Practices and Behavior

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Source: NIST

August 25, 2021 | Originally published by NIST on August 11, 2021

NIST researchers surveyed kids in 3rd – 12th grade about their password knowledge and practices. The study found that children are learning best practices, such as memorizing passwords, but are demonstrating a gap between their knowledge of good password practices and their behavior. The NIST researchers present their findings at a virtual cybersecurity conference called USENIX Security Symposium 2021.

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