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3 Stupid Mistakes Cloud Users Make And The Dumbest Passwords They Create

3 Stupid Mistakes Cloud Users Make And The Dumbest Passwords They Create

Is the cloud hurting younger generations?

According to Softchoice, a technology solution provider, SaaS (software as a service) users are 10 times more likely to store passwords on unprotected or shared drives.

Softchoice surveyed 1,000 full-time employees in the U.S. and Canada about their password security, file transfer and IT compliance habits at work. In doing so, the company found that SaaS app users are 16 times more likely to access work files through an unsanctioned app.

And in a surprising twist, Softchoice learned that 20-year-old workers are two times more likely than Baby Boomers to store an app password in plain sight.

It is not entirely clear why SaaS users are making these mistakes, but Mike Kane, the firm's Director of Business Development and Cloud & Client Software, suspects that it is related to productivity.

"I just think people are trying to be more productive and make their jobs easier," Kane told Benzinga. "They're not thinking about the consequences of file sharing."

Kane also believes that users are simply trusting that the cloud is safe, regardless of the way that sensitive information is stored.

Those aren't the only dumb mistakes that cloud users are making, however. Click through the slideshow to see their three stupidest mistakes -- and the ridiculous, easy-to-hack passwords they create.


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