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Last week, our MakeUseOf poll asked you if you share passwords with your spouse Do You Share Passwords With Your Spouse? [MakeUseOf Poll] Do You Share Passwords With Your Spouse? [MakeUseOf Poll] Read More . I was quite surprised to note that most of you do share passwords of some sort. I had thought that with so many geeks as readers we would have had far tighter security – even when committed partners are concerned. But, apparently that’s not the case. We’re generally quite a trusting bunch!

Results after the jump.


Not everyone was quite so trusting though – 29% of voters don’t share passwords at all. But this was definitely the minority, with most voters sharing at least some of their passwords with their partner. A staggering 33% of voters share all of their passwords: banking, social networks, email – everything. 26% of you are quite happy to share passwords for household stuff like banking. Overall, out of a total of 414 voters, a whopping 71% of MakeUseOf readers are happy to share some of their passwords with their spouse. Very trusting!

To all of you out there sharing passwords with your spouse, I truly hope that your trust isn’t misplaced and that your spouse is both careful and trustworthy. Also, for those of you sharing online banking details, I can honestly say from the bank’s point of view that you really shouldn’t be doing this. If it’s a joint account, it’s recommended that you both get your own online banking login.

The poll also uncovered many people who share passwords simply to ensure things ran smoothly after death. MUO has written about what happens to accounts after you die What Happens To Your Email and Social Networking Accounts When You Die? What Happens To Your Email and Social Networking Accounts When You Die? Read More , and about Legacy Locker Legacy Locker - Life Insurance for Your Online Identity Legacy Locker - Life Insurance for Your Online Identity Read More . If this was your reasoning for sharing passwords, then have a read!

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But, I’m not here to lecture. I’m here to start a war between text editors!

This week’s poll question is: What’s your favourite text editor?

 

So, which are you? Stoic plain text? Word processor type who adamantly sticks to their preferred editor? Or a unix geek with a clear preference for Vi or Emacs? Speak up!

Obviously, not all text editors have made it in to the poll. But, please feel free to rant and rave about why your favourite text editor should not only be on the list, but should win this poll and then be installed on every computer in the world. Seriously, tell us!

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