In recent years, billions of usernames and passwords have leaked into the network. Despite this, many users still do not think about the security of their accounts. Microsoft shared disappointing statistics, touching on major Internet security issues.
In the analysis of its own cloud services and the level of reliability of user data, Microsoft found out that millions of accounts contain the same passwords. Researchers at Microsoft Threat have checked 3 billion "accounts", of which 44 million were repeated in Microsoft and Azure. In addition, many of these accounts have already appeared in the public domain on the Internet, which has forced the company to forcibly reset passwords.
No less critical is the information about the passwords that people use. So, about 30% of passwords can be cracked by a simple search for 10 combinations, as they are repeated. It is this kind of digital incompetence that leads to leaked accounts.
In order to protect yourself, Microsoft encourages the use of two-factor authentication. Also, users are encouraged to come up with unique passwords and logins for different services on the Internet.