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  • Despite security concerns, people still choose basic passwords
  • Despite security concerns, people still choose basic passwords
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1Password: online security made strong, secret and simple

If awareness of internet security is so high, then why are we still using '123456' and 'password' to protect our accounts? Can 1Password – a sophisticated and simple password manager – be the encrypted answer for the 70% of people who regularly forget their passwords?

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2014 saw the Heartbleed virus threaten the security of every website from Google to Facebook, the Bash bug Shellshock, which further threatened computers globally, and the mass release of stolen hacked celebrities' private pictures. [1][2][3] In short, internet security is at the forefront of people's minds more than ever before. But according to password management company SplashData, the top three passwords in 2013 were '123456', 'password' and '12345678'. [4]

If awareness of internet privacy and security is so high, then why are we still happily typing in basic, easy-to-guess passwords ...

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