Has anyone done any studies or gathered data on how often people typically mistype their password? What is a normal rate of fat-fingering, forgetting password, etc.?

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    I would imagine that if CAPS-LOCK is enabled then the data would be skewed to a higher percentage for that login instance. What UX problem are you trying to solve?
    – MonkeyZeus
    Feb 9, 2015 at 20:00
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    I'm honestly not too sure if this is a UX question. Because I don't see a UX question here.
    – UXerUIer
    Feb 10, 2015 at 14:38
  • @Majo0od I disagree. Knowledge of how often user makes error is an important factor in UX design. How can we make the login process simpler without compromising security is what I read into this question. (+1) Feb 10, 2015 at 16:58
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    That is true, but that's not what he's asking. He's just asking how often a password is mistyped. How to make the login process easier has been discussed before (not sure about here, but it has on another places)
    – UXerUIer
    Feb 10, 2015 at 17:58

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I believe that you could refer on this question on security StackExchange for some statistics:


You may also go here at https://passwordresearch.com to check some helpful password statistics.

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