Use & Manage Stronger Passwords with 1Password!

password_security.jpg.CROP.promovar-mediumlargeNot my normal day for a blog post but when something is timely It must be done. (The timely issue will be mentioned below… hint major discount on iOS version Today! )

That said…

How many people use passwords that are

  1. Easy to hack?
  2. Used on multiple sites?
  3. Written down on post-it placed on the monitor or under the keyboard?

C'mon be honest! We've all done it.  Of course we shouldn't but we are lazy creatures.  We want easy to remember passwords for quick access. Here is the top 10 list of the most common passwords from 2013, and security experts are confident that not much has changed!

  1. 123456
  2. password
  3. 12345678
  4. qwerty
  5. abc123
  6. 123456789
  7. 111111
  8. 1234567
  9. iloveyou
  10. adobe123

As more and more time is spent online these days, and the mere fact that more companies are having breaches, it's time to take this seriously.Screen Shot 2014-09-17 at 8.19.37 AM

There are plenty of ways to do this, but having a password manager makes things a bit easier.  I personally use 1Password from Agilebits. I bought this software for my desktop over 2 years ago and use it all the time.  It's made for MacOS, Windows, iOS & Android, and does sync across all devices.

The concept is to use “1 Password” to enter the vault.  From there you create stronger passwords for ALL other sites.   You can even setup reminders to change the passwords at certain time intervals.  Instead of telling you about all the other features, check out this video.

How much you ask?   Pricing starts at $50 for a single user desktop version, but they also have family packs (5 users) for $69 as well as Mac+Windows bundles.   I often see discounts or bundles..  its worth it.  iOS app sells for $10 but I just found out that TODAY the iOS version is FREE!  I am not sure how long that will last, but you can grab that here.

Final note – I am NOT affiliated with AgileBits other then liking their software and supporting them as developers.  I think you should as well.