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How many passwords do you have?
Ever struggled to remember them all, especially those infrequently used passwords? Have you written your passwords in a notebook, in 'Notes' on your iPad or stored them in your Contacts?
Or have you perhaps done what a lot of people tend to do - just use the same password in lots of different places, for lots of different online accounts - just so that you don't have to remember a variety of passwords?
Hmmm. Perhaps the latter is not such a great idea - because if someone gets hold of your email address and password, they can have quite a field day getting access to all sorts of accounts that you might have set up using these - your email account, iTunes, iCloud, Groupon, Dropbox, etc etc.
On the other hand though, we all hate having a variety of passwords. It is IMPOSSIBLE to remember them all. So how do you solve this problem and make sure you keep your passwords safe?
I use a combination of things to make my life easier when it comes to passwords.
I use iCloud's 'Keychain' (new in iOS 7 - turn it on in Settings->iCloud) to get my devices to 'remember' passwords (making sure, of course, I first have a strong passcode on my device).
And, most importantly, I use a product called OneSafe.
OneSafe allows me to store all sorts of passwords, ID's and registration details - email account passwords, website account passwords, medicare numbers, car insurance policy numbers, passport numbers, etc etc.
All I have to do is remember a single password to be able to access all other passwords that I have put in my OneSafe (which of course needs to be a strong password). In this way, I can have lots of different passwords, but still work out what these passwords are should I ever forget (which I regularly do!). And OneSafe syncs my all this information to all my Apple devices via iCloud - my iPad, my iPhone and my Mac computer.
But OneSafe is not the only App that provides 'password keeper' functionality. There are several other really good ones.
Check out this article published last year in the Sydney Morning Herald for a review of various Password Keepers for i-Devices.
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