This is a concern for users of dating sites, some of whom have shared extremely personal information and expect their use of the site to be confidential.In light of the Ashley Madison hack, Dashlane examined 24 of the world’s most popular dating sites and ranked their approach to password security.Researchers discovered that it was possible for hackers to determine Ashley Madison passwords where users employed codes that were too simplistic.
These enable you to store all of your passwords in one, easy-to-access location so that you do not need to remember them all, or write them down.
Dashlane’s experts assessed each site on 19 different criteria, including the minimum length of the required password and if there was a requirement for a mix of letters and numbers.
The study also assessed whether the website made a password visible on entry or not, and if it rejected common passwords such as ‘12345678’ or ‘letmein’.
However, on secure sites they may also be used alongside other methods of identification such as a separate PIN and/or memorable information.
In some cases you will also be asked to enter only certain characters of your password, for additional security.