A survey of 2,000 adults found of those who know a former partner’s passwords, 35 per cent still have access to their ex’s Facebook account.
While others can still access video services like Netflix (34 per cent) and even work emails (33 per cent).
And almost one in 10 (nine per cent) admitted they had their ex’s details on location apps such as ‘Find My Friends’ – meaning they could potentially be found through the GPS tracking on their phone.
It also emerged 28 per cent of those currently in a relationship admitted their spouse knows the login details to their personal bank accounts.
But one in four men admitted to having access to their partner’s bank account compared to just 18 per cent of women.
Following the findings, digital security and privacy firm, Avast, and specialist domestic abuse services provider, Refuge, have joined forces to create a Digital Break-up Kit, which equips women with the knowledge to effectively and safely break-up digitally.
Pursuing digital freedom
Jaya Baloo, chief information security officer for Avast, which commissioned the research, said: “These are truly worrying statistics.
“While we know people do end up sharing passwords and devices when they’re in a relationship, there is a very dark side to this behaviour – particularly when women are coerced into sharing their passwords.
“We hope to raise awareness of the various digital platforms a partner might have access to, whether it’s their social media accounts, online banking, or live location through apps such as Uber and Strava.
“Though providing the necessary knowledge for how to secure these digital platforms against potential tech abuse from a partner or ex-partner, we want to help empower young women to take control of their digital freedom, either at the start or end of a relationship.”
Duped identities
The study also found 42 per cent of women tend to use

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