Improper Password Manager Use Opens Vulnerabilities to Identity Theft

A password manager can be a useful and effective tool for creating, controlling and applying complex and secure passwords, but if you don’t use it the right way, you can open yourself up to account compromise and even identity theft.

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A recent report from security advice site Security.org looks at the ways people try to handle their passwords and how they use password managers in particular. The “Password Manager Annual Report 2022” is based on an online survey of 1,047 American adults conducted in November of 2022.

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