Is your PIN safe?

How safe is your PIN passcode for using your debit and credit cards?

U of G research suggests while many of us use PINs, or personal identification numbers, many times a day, few Canadians ever update their codes and others use the same one for everything.

Solutions include digital wallets on smartphones or systems that compel user updates, but they’re not foolproof, said Dr. Hassan Khan, School of Computer Science.

“This study offers compelling reasons why the research community should focus on developing new tools to assist users in remembering passwords.”

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