Survey: Most Americans take big data security risks

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(NBC) – How careful are you when it comes to your personal information online? According to a new survey, most Americans are taking some big risks.

According to, 92 percent of Americans have taken at least one big data security risk in the past year.

The study finds that the most common error is reusing the same password online, which can lead to identity theft.

At least 82 percent say they recycle passwords.

Also, nearly half of U.S. adults say they’ve saved their passwords on their computers or phones.

Meanwhile, 46 percent of Americans say having their identity stolen would be worse than burglars breaking into their home.

Experts say while it’s fine to use public Wi-Fi, avoid logging into your bank account or typing in other sensitive information.

Also, put your passwords into three groups: low, medium, and high security.

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