Consumers prioritising convenience over security, says Gartner

Gartner has just released a report looking at the online password management habits of PC users and have concluded that when it comes to online passwords, convenience overwhelmingly trumps security.

From the release of the report:

“Two-thirds of U.S. consumers surveyed use the same one or two passwords for all Web sites they access that require authentication,” said Gregg Kreizman, research director at Gartner. “Most U.S consumers want to continue managing their passwords the same ways they do now. They don’t favor using software or hardware to help manage passwords, and user-centric identity frameworks such as OpenID and information card architectures face scarce consumer demand.”

Read the rest of Gartner’s release here.

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