What do 40 percent of folks aged between 18 and 48 never do unless they don’t have a choice? Change their passwords.
It’s one of the many pieces of data uncovered by security outfit Fortinet after canvassing members of both Generation X (ages 33 to 48) and millennials (ages 18 to 32), half male and half female. The resulting poll assesses the generational differences in attitudes toward passwords, personal data security, and privacy.
But the results say at least as much about general attitudes on those subjects across generations as they do about specific differences between generations, especially since the cross-generational differences don’t vary as widely as might be believed.