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New research from IBM Security has found that people value security more than convenience when it comes to managing their digital lives today, but “password hygiene” — the habit of using unique, complex passwords to protect each of those accounts — is still relatively lax among millennials.

According to the study, which surveyed about 4,000 adults in the United States, the E.U. and Asia-Pacific regions in October and November, 75% of millennials said they’re comfortable using biometric authentication, compared to just 58% of those 55 and older. But just 42% of millennials use complex passwords, compared to 49% for the 55-and-over set, and they maintain fewer unique passwords.

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