Oh, dear. People know more about Kanye West than password security

According to a new report from HighSpeedInternet.com, people (Americans, anyway) know more about Kanye West than they do about how to secure their devices with a proper password.

The report comes with this graphic:

Digging deeper into the report, it becomes bleedin’ obvious that pop culture is more important to people (well, Americans) than cybersecurity.

And there’s more. I quote:

  • More people knew Taylor Swift’s lucky number than knew that the most common way to get hacked is via social engineering.
  • 3/4 of people knew who performed at the 2018 Super Bowl Halftime show, but only about 1/4 were able to correctly identify the strongest password from two options.
  • Only 11% of people knew who to call if their password is hacked.

Probably not good, right? Read the whole report here.



Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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