Is your partner hacking your accounts?

One in 10 British men have hacked into their partner's online accounts and social networking sites

Many of us have guessed our partner’s passwords, but new research suggests one in 10 British men have logged on to social networking sites to snoop.

Women may love to gossip, but it’s the men who are more likely to hack into their partner’s accounts compared to just six per cent of women.

According to the findings, however, we only have ourselves to blame for leaving passwords lying around the house or using the same dependable code such as birthdays, mothers’ maiden names and telephone numbers.

One in seven women admitted to carrying their passwords around with them, while almost 50 per cent keep passwords written down or stored in their phone.

‘The number of passwords needed to navigate modern life is constantly increasing and this has led many Brits to taking serious security risks,’ says Nikki Sellers, of insurer esure, which conducted the survey of 1,000 adults.

‘Writing down passwords is sometimes the only way to avoid forgetting them, but this should then be treated as a highly valuable possession and not left lying around where it could end up falling into the wrong hands.’

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