Annoymized Survey on Password Habits of Chinese Users

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                                             Supported by NSF of China

                       (Chinese version: http://www.sojump.com/jq/6443561.aspx)

Part one.  User experience with present-day websites
1. Have your passwords been leaked by any websites? *
2. If your passwords have not been leaked by websites, please choose "They have not been leaked". If they have been leaked, how do you know? *
3. If your account is compromised, what do you think is the main reason? *
4.Which of the following have you experienced with websites? (Check all that apply.) * [Multiple]
5.Which of the following do you think is unfriendly in current websites? (Check all that apply.) * [Multiple]
6.Which three do you think is the most difficult to accept? * [Please Choose 1-3 items]
7.Suppose there is a website which is important to you. If it doesn't give a strict requirement of passwords (for example, the website only requires that your password should be at least 6 characters), will you choose a password stronger than the requirement? *
8.A website gives the requirements of passwords as follows, which do you think is illogical? (Check all that apply.) * [Multiple]
9. Your Internet-bank has the following six requirements, do you think you can do all?
    1) Don’t use a weak password, please select a strong password.(Such as contain upper and lower case characters, special characters or digits, use homophone transformation, use leet transformation like a -> @ and s -> $, use a sentence and so on.)
    2) Don't use the password which is common on the Internet.
    3) Don't use the same password for multiple accounts.
    4) Don't contain your personal information when you construct your password.
    5) Don't set your password with adjacent keys on your keyboard or continuous digits.
    6) Don't set your password with digits only, upper case characters only, or lower case characters only. *
10. Which one of the following six requirements do you think is the most difficult to satisfy? *
Part two. The usability of password transformation
1.If your password was "woaini", now the website reminds that your password is so weak and gives you four choices. Which of the following will you accept? *
2.If your password was "password", now the website reminds that your password is so weak and gives you four choices. Which of the following will you accept? *
3.If you must do something to make your password stronger, which of the following will you choose? *
Part three. How do users create their passwords?
1. Assume that you need to create a password for a new email account(e.g. 163 e-mailbox). 
                              
Your password should be at least 8 characters, and you have to remember it and use it frequently. Which of the following would you choose? *
2. How would you describe the similarity of your new password and the passwords you use on other websites (for example, find the similarity with your passwords for qq/Renren/163 e-mailbox/bbs and so on)? *
3. If you indeed modify new passwords from a basic password, what are your motivations? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
4. Have you ever modified a password from one website and used it on another website using the following transformation rules? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
5.  Now we request you to create a new password that must contain at least one symbol, where would you prefer to place the symbols?(check all that apply)
The symbol can be any of the following! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + - = ( ) [ ] { } | : ; ` , . / ? * [Multiple]
6. Now we request you to create a new password that must contain at least one digit, where would you prefer to place the digits?(check all that apply) * [Multiple]
7. Now we request you to create a new password that must contain at least one uppercase letter, where would you prefer to place the uppercase letters? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
8. If you use letters in your password, then what are they related to? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
9. If you use digits in your password, then what are they related to? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
10. According to a preliminary estimation, how many passwords do you have? (If there is a different character in two passwords, we will consider them different. For example, password1 and password8 are two different passwords although they are similar.) *
11. Do you prefer to use different types of passwords for different types of online services? (For example, Taobao/jd/Tmall are similar services, 163/Gmail are similar services, and Tianya/Renren/facebook/twitter are similar services.) *
12. How many types of passwords do you manage? (Similar passwords should be one type.) *
13. Is there any relationship between the different types of your passwords? *
14. How would you save your passwords? (check all that apply) * [Multiple]
15. Have you ever used password managers?(e.g. KeePass, LastPass,1Password) *
16. Please recall. Is there any difference between the passwords you've used before (e.g., three or five years ago) and the ones that you are currently using? *
17. Various websites have diversified requirements for passwords. Have you already developed your own method to construct passwords to satisfy these requirements as time goes by? *
18. Whose security do you think is higher? Your previous passwords or your present ones? *
19. Suppose you have to create a password with the following constraints for a website: 1) at least 8 characters, 2) at least one letter, one number and one symbol; where symbols can be any of the following ! @ # $ % ^ & * _ + - = ( ) [ ] { } | : ; ` , . / ?
Do you think the constraints are reasonable? *
If you will, please provide us with some samples of password structure that you might use. (For example, the structure of a password "Wang.1603" is "U1L3S1D4". "U" means upper case characters, "L" means lower case characters, "D" means digits, "S" means special characters, and the digital sub* means the length.) We ensure this survey will not affect your real life because of its anonymity.
20. Have you ever felt upset while using passwords? (e.g. creation, memorization, change) *
Feel free to give us any comment or feedback that you might have.
Part four. Personal information
1. Gender: *
2. Age Range: *
3. What is the highest degree of you?  *