How secure are notes -- not secure notes, but the ones for each login?

I'm wondering if it's safe to save sensitive information in the notes section for logins (not secure notes). The notes are in plain text, not obscured like passwords are, and that's fine with me -- I'm not worried about people overseeing them, just about whether the notes are safeguarded against hackers and the like. If somebody got to my notes (again, not in secure notes), they'd be able to figure out what my passwords are.

1Password Version: 7.3.2
Extension Version: 1.16.2
OS Version: OS X 10.15
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  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    Hi @doray! Welcome to the forum!

    Everything stored inside 1Password is encrypted, no matter if it's a login or a secure note, they are protected in the same way :)

  • Thank you, @ag_ana!
    Just to clarify, then: What is the difference between a note and a secure note? Is it just the location of the note, and not how secure it is?

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member


    1Password only uses Secure Notes as a category. Can you maybe post a screenshot of what you mean by "note"?

  • Sure. I know you answer a lot of questions, so again, I'm wondering about the difference between a note vs a secure note. Is it just the location of the note, and not how secure it is? (See below for what I mean by the "notes" section.)

  • MrCMrC Community Moderator
    edited October 2019


    Every category in 1Password has a "notes" area for any text you wish to place there. Secure Notes is just a category that has no fields (by default); it of course has the same "notes" area as the other categories.

  • BenBen AWS Team

    Team Member

    Right; basically the Secure Notes template only has a "notes" field, if it helps to think about it that way.


  • Thank you very much to everyone who's answered! I don't know how to vote "helpful", or I would do so.

  • ag_anaag_ana

    Team Member

    You are welcome @doray! I am happy that you found the discussion helpful :)

    If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out anytime.

    Have a wonderful day :)

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