14 Mar Keep Up With Your Passwords Without Compromising Security
In our online age, where many of the services we use such as banking, shopping, health care and car insurance are managed online, you may be wondering how you can keep up with the overwhelming number of different login details, without comprising security.
Sure, you could just use the same password for every login or post sticky notes around your monitor, however, you would be giving hackers an invitation to steal your sensitive data.
AgileBits aims to help solve this conundrum, with 1Password.
1Password is a password manager that stores all of your website login details in addition to credit card information, secure notes, passports and bank accounts, behind a master password. All you have to do is remember the master password and 1Password will remember all of your other secure information for you.
Go & Fill
The app offers a Go & Fill feature, which (after selecting one of your saved logins from the menu) takes you straight to the corresponding site, automatically (and securely) fills in your username and password and logs you in.
You can also create ‘ Identities’, which you use to automatically fill out contact forms that require information such as your phone number and address, while your credit card details stored in the app can allow for quick checkout when shopping online.
Create Strong Passwords
Another great security feature of 1Password, is the Strong Password Generator, which automatically generates strong, unique passwords for all of your login details. Like the other passwords stored in the app, you will not have to memorise any passwords created by the Strong Password Generator, as they will be automatically saved and stored behind the master password.
The app uses military grade 256-bit AES encryption in addition to an Auto-Lock feature (in which you can set the app to lock itself if you switch to another app or set it to lock after a time-out).
Where Can I Get 1Password?
1Password is available for Android and iOS devices, as well as Windows PCs and Macs, so you can sync all of the information stored in 1Password across multiple devices. A single user license for Windows or Mac will set you back $49.99, while the iOS app will cost you $17.99. The Android version of 1Password is free, however, it is more limited in features than its iOS, Windows and Mac counterparts.