Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

One of the big no-nos with passwords is sending them to other people as plain text in email or a text message conversation. You presumably trust your recipient with the password, but what if their email was hacked or phone stolen? Instead, always use a site like 1ty.me or One-Time Secret, which lets you [...]

By |2019-07-18T11:43:18-04:00July 30th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Never Send Someone a Password in Mail or Messages: Do This Instead!

5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

We often recommend using a password manager like 1Password or LastPass, but we’ve gotten a few questions asking why we’re so adamant about this. Lots of people think that all they need to do to keep their online accounts secure is create a single password with some numbers, often switching a lowercase L with [...]

By |2019-06-03T11:41:38-04:00June 14th, 2019|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Be Using a Password Manager

iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

For security reasons, we always recommend that you use a password manager like 1Password or LastPass to generate, store, and enter strong passwords in your Web browser. We hope you’ve been doing that because iOS 12 has a fabulous new feature that lets you enter passwords from third-party password managers in addition to iCloud [...]

By |2019-01-07T18:53:14-04:00January 18th, 2019|iOS Tips|Comments Off on iOS 12 Supports Password Managers for Faster Password Filling

Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Have you gotten an email message whose Subject line says something like “Change your password immediately! Your account has been hacked.”? If not, it may be only a matter of time before you do. It’s a scary message, especially because it contains one of your passwords, some threats, and a demand for money. Worse, [...]

By |2018-12-03T16:22:28-04:00December 14th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Don’t Freak Out If You Get Blackmail Spam Containing an Old Password

Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)

Passwords are the bane of our modern existence. Nearly anything you want to do, it seems, calls for a password. As the Internet’s reach extends beyond computers and into phones, TVs, appliances, and even toys, we have to enter passwords with increasing frequency and in ever more annoying ways. To make dealing with passwords [...]

By |2018-01-03T17:43:13-04:00January 19th, 2018|iOS Tips, Mac Tips|Comments Off on Five Things You Should Never Do with Passwords (and Three You Should)