The government is warning people in the West Midlands to rethink their online passwords to protect against cybercrime.
of people in the region are not following password advice.
The National Cyber Security Centre say having a strong password is one of the most important actions people can take to protect themselves.
According to the Office of National Statistics an estimated 2 million cybercrime offences were committed last year.
of people in the region say they've shared their passwords with others.
A weak password can allow hackers to use email to gain access to personal accounts, leaving people vulnerable to identity theft or fraud.
Advice on creating a strong password:
Make a strong password using three random words
Most important accounts are email, social media and online banking
Use a different password for each of your important accounts
Re-using passwords is risky
Use a mix of numbers, symbols and upper and lower case letters
Select a random word or phrase and insert letters and numbers
Make sure to regularly update your recovery email address