Cloud Infographic: Personal Data Security

Recently, Dashlane released a report that analyzed the password policies of the top 100 e-commerce sites.

The results of this report are staggering. They demonstrate that the majority of the top e-commerce sites fail to comply with the recommended password security principles. In their infographic titled “The Illusion of Personal Data Security in E-commerce”, they provide groundbreaking information to support their stance.

The main findings of their report state that 55% of the top 100 e-commerce sites still accept weak passwords such as “123456” and “password”. Furthermore, 93% of the sites do not offer on-screen password assessments that would tell users the real-time strength level of their passwords. Half of the companies do not block entry after the users provide 10 consecutive incorrect login attempts. As a result, this opens the way for automated password cracking. Lastly, the report states that only 38% of the top e-commerce sites require passwords with at least 1 letter and 1 number.

To summarize the findings of the report, 64% of the top e-commerce sites have highly questionable passwords policies.

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Infographic Source: Dashline

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  1. BobHobson says

    One of the most common causes of data getting in the wrong hands is the loss of mobile devices that often contain a frightening amount of private information. I want to share a protection option that worked for me. Tracer tags let someone who finds your lost stuff contact you directly without exposing your private information.  I use them on almost everything I take when I travel after one of the tags was responsible for getting my lost laptop returned to me in Rome one time. You can get them at mystufflostandfound.com

  2. pcalento says

    All too often it is perceived that information security is someone else’s problem, evidenced above by pointing out flaws in password policy. While the point is valid, it is time for us to also encourage individual responsibility. That means we need to stop talking “security” (which is an amorphous concept to many) and focus on the selfish interests of the user … privacy. –Paul Calento

  3. RainbowDashXIII says

    Great article, it’s sad most websites don’t require best practices. 
    Guess it’s up to us to decide whats secure and hope for the best, I’ve been using roboform to throw together complex passwords myself and not really regretting it, had I had a password breach of some sort 3 years back everything probably would’ve been compromised.

  4. SpawnAllan says

    Well this is a little frightening, this is also exactly why I use RoboForm (similar to dashlane but has been around much longer) to generate unique passwords for all of the website I visit, it’s almost impossible to know what sites can be trusted.


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