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1Password For iOS Adds Multitasking And Spotlight Search Support

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.

Security Versus Usability: Why Bad Passwords Happen

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?

Use Complex Patterns And Avoid Letters For More Secure Android Lock Patterns

Pattern locks on Android can be a simpler way of locking your phone. However, like a PIN or password, some patterns can be easier to guess than others. To stay secure, avoid using shapes that look like letters and stick to patterns that use five or more of the nine nodes.

How The Experts Protect Themselves Online (Compared To Everyone Else)

If you ask the average person what the best ways to protect themselves online are, they will give some true answers — but they will likely be different than the answers you’d get from a security researcher. Here’s the difference.

Find The Wi-Fi Password For Your Current Network With The Command Line

If you’ve connected to a Wi-Fi network, your computer usually saves that password so you don’t have to enter it in every time. But sometimes you forget that password. To figure out what it is, Digital Inspiration points out that all you need to do is enter in a simple command in the command line.

Ask LH: How Can I Make My Company Store Passwords More Securely?

Hi Lifehacker, it just struck me that my workplace is as bad as Sony when it comes to storing passwords, but I can’t think of an easy-to-use secure alternative that they would adopt. What do you recommend for this issue for SMEs? Thanks, Unsecured

LastPass Hacked, Change Your Master Password Now

Bad news first, folks. LastPass, our favourite password manager has been hacked. It’s time to change your master password. The good news is that the passwords you have saved for other sites should be safe.

Google's New Smart Lock Is The Password Manager For The Rest Of Us

Amidst all the big Google I/O news, the company quietly made a major overhaul to Chrome’s password manager — it’s now a part of the revamped Smart Lock service. If you still haven’t started using a secure app to store your passwords, this one’s for you.

Google Smart Lock Saves Your Passwords, Logs In On Chrome And Android

Google already has many features to make it easier to manage the bajillion passwords you have. With an upcoming release of Google Play Services, the company will be introducing a feature called Smart Lock that can store your passwords for third-party services and log into them across devices.

MacID Unlocks Your Mac Using Your iPhone Or iPad And Your Fingerprint

Mac/iOS: Have a relatively recent Mac and an iPhone, iPad, or Apple Watch equipped with TouchID, Apple’s fingerprint-reading security feature? MacID lets you turn your mobile device into a key that can unlock your Mac when you’re nearby.

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