Research has found that younger surfers are most likely to share their web passwords and take online security risks.
More than half of 18- to 29-year-olds admitted to sharing their web passwords in a survey by security firm Webroot.
Younger surfers proved to be the most reckless when it came to online security with 12 per cent sending passwords by text and 30 per cent logging into secure sites over unsecure networks and public Wi-Fi.
This compares to 41 per cent of people of other ages sharing passwords, four per cent sharing over text and 21 per cent using passwords on public Wi-Fi.
The findings from the Webroot study additionally found that almost over 40 per cent of those asked use the same password for multiple accounts, including online banking.