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How Americans Leave their Personal Info Open to Thieves

According to a new survey by, Americans are greatly concerned about identity theft, yet 9 in 10 people engage in risky data security behavior. A whopping 82% of survey respondents indicated that they reused passwords for different user accounts in the past year, with 22% of them stating that they always use the same password.

48% of respondents put themselves at risk by using public Wi-Fi networks, while 45% store passwords on their computer or smartphone and 35% do the same with payment information.

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