Researchers extract master password in cleartext from 1Password

February 22, 2019

Regular internet users today juggle numerous accounts on various platforms and websites, often using the same weak password for all of them. Tech-literate users employ different passwords for different accounts, and strong ones at that. Those who are truly conscientious use a password manager. But is it really all that smart?

ISE, an independent security consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, decided to test this idea by poking at five popular password managers to see if they could make them give up their secrets. While it’s not easy, apparently it can be done.

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