Where In Canada Forgets Their Passwords the Most and on Which Platforms?

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Colm Phelan

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Last Updated 1st May 2024, 03:57 PM

Where In Canada Forgets Their Passwords the Most and on Which Platforms?

May 2 is World Password Day, an initiative pushed by Intel Security to encourage better password protocols. It's not the only day of its kind, with National Security Day arriving on November 30th. National Security Day was first coined back in back in 1988. Computers were not commonplace back then, but nowadays, it’s not uncommon for households to have multiple computers alongside smartphones and tablets. Communication is definitely a lot easier than it used to be, but with these technological advancements, we have additional privacy and security concerns.

And while we now have easy access to the tools for communication, there are just as many, if not more, platforms to do it on. From Facebook to Snapchat to a good old-fashioned email, the possibilities for chatting with friends and family are plentiful. However, with new password measures seemingly being added by the day – you know, the really annoying stuff like having to add a special character and 25 numbers – it can be easy to forget your security details, especially with so many different things to log in to.  

So, with National Security Day and just general curiosity in mind, we took a break from researching Canadian casino sites because our research and analytics team decided it would be an appropriate time to find out where in Canada forget their security details (passwords) the most. For the purposes of the study, we measured the search volume for some common phrases, such as “I forgot my password” and “how to reset password,” alongside bespoke data per province/territory to find out which platform causes the biggest headaches in terms of forgetting login details. 

Canada Forget Password Scores

What Does The Data Tell Us? 

Based on the results of the search scores, Albertans forget their password the most out of any other province or territory in Canada with a search score of 517 (out of 600). 

They were followed closely by Ontario (506). Manitoba rounded off the top three with a score of 506. Quebec (190) and Prince Edward Island (179) are the least forgetful areas. There was not enough data in Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon to decipher definitive results, primarily due to smaller populations. For complete search volume data, please see the tables at the bottom of this page.

Regarding which platforms present the most problems in terms of forgetting login details, Spotify and Facebook were the #1 most popular platforms for password-forgetting phrases in three areas around the nation.

Canada Password Forget By Platform

Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador and Northwest Territories had Facebook ranked #1, while Manitoba, Nova Scotia and Quebec all have issues with their Spotify login details. 

However, the most searched keyword relating to a single platform across the nation was in fact, the Apple ID – which appeared multiple times across the top three lists. 

Casinos And Passwords

Choosing a password these days can be a bit of a daunting task, and it's important to remember when signing up to an online casino site, you're password needs to be secure because inside, you will be storing some of your own real money to play with (and hopefully, some money you've won).

When choosing a password for the online casino of your choice, we recommend choosing some completely random, long, and with special characters for maximum security. 

Hackers do target casinos, as they know it's a place where people share sensitive bank info - so it's particularly important to ensure your password isn't guessable. 

Online casinos protect your password, only storing a hash version, to keep you safe from any potential hacks. Modern encryption systems use secure socket layer (SSL) or transport layer security (TLS) protocols to encode data stored in their databases.

Methodology

We used Google Trends to measure six keyword phrases relating to forgetting password details, alongside data for specific platforms. The data and associated keywords can be found in the tables below. 

  • Data was collected over a 12-month period from April 10, 2023 - April, 2024
RegionI forgot my passwordforgot passwordhow to reset passwordreset passwordforgot the passwordhow to reset passwordTotal
Alberta

80

76

84

93

100

84

517

British Columbia

75

72

76

89

79

76

467

Manitoba

100

96

95

94

 

95

480

New Brunswick

60

72

100

94

 

100

426

Newfoundland and Labrador 

78

92

93

 

92

355

Northwest Territories      

0

Nova Scotia

91

86

88

100

 

88

453

Nunavut      

0

Ontario

77

84

84

96

81

84

506

Prince Edward Island 

100

 

79

  

179

Quebec

26

31

29

39

36

29

190

Saskatchewan

79

84

96

86

 

96

441

Yukon Territory      

0

 

RegionFacebookGmailHotmail Instagram Discord Apple ID Spotify Netflix 
Alberta

100

78

61

  

100

50

 
British Columbia

98

100

100

91

 

85

74

 
Manitoba  

51

  

66

80

 
New Brunswick   

47

 

58

  
Newfoundland and Labrador

30

       
Northwest Territories

45

       
Nova Scotia  

86

   

100

 
Nunavut 

61

      
Ontario

77

89

68

 

100

81

67

100

Prince Edward Island   

100

    
Quebec  

30

  

23

46

 
Saskatchewan   

35

 

92

45

 
Yukon Territory        
Total

350

328

396

273

100

505

462

100

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Colm Phelan has spent several years working in the iGaming industry and has plenty of experience when it comes to writing, researching and rigorously testing online casinos and sportsbooks. While Colm has invested a lot of his time into the digital marketing world but his other passions include poker and a variety of sports including golf, NFL and football.

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