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Windows/OS X/Android/iOS: Dashlane is one of our favourite password managers, and today the service updated with a new, consistent interface across all devices; an updated “password changer” that lets you change passwords on a site without even visiting it and new languages.
LastPass is one of the best password managers around. Today it gets a bit better with an improved interface and a handful of new features.
Passwords are usually the weakest link when it comes to keeping your online accounts secure. Two-factor authentication is meant to strengthen the password login process but adding an extra step can be frustrating to some users (myself included). Yahoo has already launched a password-free method of logging into its email service and now Google is testing a new way for its users to sign into their accounts using mobile devices.
Coming up with a super secure password that’s easy to remember can be difficult sometimes. With a little poetry, however, you can create a very strong password that will stick in your head like a nursery rhyme.
iOS: With iOS 9, all kinds of apps are getting updates, but one of the most useful so far comes from 1Password. Now, alongside multitasking on the iPad, you can now search for 1Password login info directly from Spotlight.
We all need some kind of authentication process if we are to access information systems at work or at home. We know why we need to do it: to make sure we have access to our data and unauthorised people don’t. So why do we routinely ignore such advice, particularly given the constant advice from cyber security professionals about the need for strong passwords that are changed frequently?