The U.S. government recently revamped its password recommendations, abandoning its endorsement of picking a favorite phrase and replacing a couple characters with symbols, like c4tlo^eR. These short, hard-to-read passwords look complicated to humans but very very simple to computers.
If you’re using a different password for all the sites and apps you’re signed up for (and you really should), there are only so many combinations of letters and numbers you can hold in your head at once. The good news is there are plenty of tools out there to remember your passwords and secure them for you. Here are…
1Password has announced that it’s switching the format it uses to store its users’ data, so that less of the metadata it holds is left unencrypted.
Wouldn’t it be amazing if you could just walk up to your locker, glance at your wrist, and see the right combination appear on your smartwatch screen? Particularly if you multiply that by every lock and password you encounter over the course of a day?
You have a ton of options for password managers, but when it comes to your security, you want the best possible tool for the job. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular password managers and compare them side-by-side so you can pick the one that’s right for you.
1 Password, the popular password management app that has long been geared nearly exclusively to OSX and iOS, has finally gotten the Android version users deserve—in that it actually works. The newly revamped edition is now available in Google Play.
We could all use a good self-audit on our passwords—bank accounts, credit cards, e-mails, social networks—but is it better to just let a password manager handle all of our passwords instead? Or should we still cook up a different password for each account on our own? What do you guys do?
Services like 1Password and LastPass are life changers, you sign in with one master password and the app logs you into everything. No need to remember how many symbols and alphanumeric codes you've used. No need to remember 312 different passwords. Well, Windows 8 is going to have the same awesome password management…