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Yes I know. Here I go again, talking about passwords.
Passwords are one of the most frustrating aspects of what I do, and of living in this online and high-tech world.
While I pretty much have my own passwords under control (safely stored and easily accessible when I need them), I am EVERY DAY dealing with other peoples' forgotten passwords or the consequences of them inadvertently giving away a key password that then provides the 'bad guys' open slather access to their online world.
So often in iTandCoffee appointments and classes, forgotten (or unknown) passwords stop us in our tracks.
So here I go again.
Please get a 'password safe' app to store your passwords, ensure that your passwords are strong and unique for each account, and store them all in this safe.
The app that you will have seen me recommend previously is the FREE app 1Password, for your iPad and iPhone.
It can also be purchased and downloaded on your computer (should you wish to have access to it from all your technology).
The idea is that you only need to remember ONE password - like remembering the combination to a safe - and all your other passwords will be safely stored in the secure safe.
Visit the app store and download it today.
A feature of 1Password that I only just discovered!
I had an 'OMG - that's great' moment when showing a client how to use 1Password just this week.
I discovered that, when you are using Safari and other key apps on your iPad and iPhone and need to enter a password, you don't need to switch to the 1Password app to look up your password.
1Password provides something called an 'extension', which is accessible from the Share option (the option that you use to send/print/copy etc). So, when a password is requested, just tap the Share option, tap 1Password, enter your 1Password password, and tap on the name of the password you require.
Magically, your password will then be filled in for you, without you having to copy and paste or type it in.
(Note. Other 'password keepers' may also provide the same 'extension' feature.)
Tips for creating a good 'master password' for your Password Safe
The creators of 1Password, Agilebits, have and excellent article on to the topic of passwords and, in particular, for setting 'master passwords. Check out the link below.
I think we need a free session on this one
This topic comes up so regularly that I will shortly be organising a free session for iTandCoffee Club members, where we will 'workshop' setting up and using a password safe.
If you think you'd be interested in attending such a workshop in the near future, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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