Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Passwords. Those Devilish Passwords. Are you safe?

I think the one question pros in IT get asked the most is; "I read about this [Hack/worm/virus/stolen credit card info], should I change my password?"

The answer is YESbut.

How secure is your password choice? How often do you change it? Can you even REMEMBER it?!

I can tell you I don't.  And I don't have to.  Thanks to an awesome software called 1Password.  I have it installed on every single device I own, and it's available to me on the internet even on computers I don't own because I sync the data through Dropbox.  You can use iCloud…sure, but not just yet if you have an iOS 8 device.  Dropbox has never been "unavailable" to me, so there, they have my loyalty.

With 1Password, I remember my one favourite password.  ONE! Thank you from my aging brain!

The latest and greatest feature… Touch ID identification and unlocking. A Fingerprint! Starting with the iPhone 5S and now the 6, I seldom even have to type in that password.

There are a LOT of great features, and it's not the cheapest software out there, but think on this: How much would it cost you if your identity were stolen and you had to clean up the mess that unconscionable thief left behind?  I think my investment is well placed, and the support and responsiveness of the company that developed it, Agile Bits, is outstanding.

Here. Read an article from . No, it's not the most recent article, since I just received notice that 1Password 5's release is imminent and will require the latest and greatest Mac OS, Yosimite, but it covers all the essentials that make the case for WHY you, YES YOU! and everyone you know, need 1Password.


If you're ready to take the plunge, here's the App Store link for iOS. 1Password - Password Manager and Secure Wallet by AgileBits Inc.

I should mention I have no investment, affiliation, nor was compensation or software provided to me. I'm just a massive fan.