Poll: Most 'security conscious'

Thursday, 29 April 2004, 2:55 PM EST

Macworld Online readers are far more security conscious than the rest of the UK population 70 per cent of whom would reveal their computer password "for a bar of chocolate", a new survey concludes.

The latest poll which received 1,268 votes shows 73 per cent of readers use passwords that are either "Cryptic impossible to guess" (47 per cent), "Fort Knox I use several different ones" (23 per cent) or "Impregnable I never use the same one twice" (3 per cent).

However, 27 per cent admit that their passwords are less secure. Some say it's "crackable the name of a girlfriend or pet" (17 per cent), 2 per cent use their name as their password, and 8 per cent use the word "password".

By Macworld staff.

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