Manage your passwords
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:29 AM
Just move the keychain file to your DropBox folder on the first Mac (1Password Prefs > Keychain > Move...), let it sync, then open the DropBox on the second Mac and double-click it to start using it there (note that this will replace the existing 1Password keychain on the second Mac.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:37 AM
But that being said, I saw the video of how it worked and bought it instantly. This is the best things since sliced bread! I would never be without 1Password.
That and Default Folder are the two utilities I would never be without.
Message was edited by: leicaman
Posted 07 July 2009 - 05:40 AM
A comment re dictionary attacks. Most are easily defeated by sites that only allow a couple attempts to log in before blocking further access. Unless there is a way around that even weak eight letter passwords can be sufficent. That, and many banks and credit card companies now used a tiered set of access rules including graphics to block robotic attacks.
Just don't write your passwords down on a postit and leave in your desk drawer or under a calendar pad. I've seen bank mangers do that! There are plenty of password wallet programs, both free and paid (like 1Password) that can be used instead.
Do watch out for keyloggers (maybe this will be covered in the next article in this series), both software and hardware. it doesn't help to have a strong password when someone can capture it. If in a environment where others have physical access to your computer do check the connection between your keyboard and Mac for an extra dongle. If you find something inserted there advise your IT security folks. Don't immediately remove it as IT may be able to use it to track down who is receiving the information. Use another secure Mac to change your passwords.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:22 AM
It might not be the most convenient solution, but it is guaranteed to always work and easy enough to use that I’ve never thought of getting anything else.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 06:41 AM
Is there a way to get 1Password to make filling out a site's login form automatic? If so, I'd feel much better about making a long, tricky password.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:02 AM
the best password manager, period, end of story (sorry a bit
of a fan boy there).
Syncing works flawlessly, using Dropbox. I have it syncing between my home mac, Macbook and my work MacBook Pro.
The one thing that makes its "1Password and everything else" is customer
service. They actually take the time to listen and respond to their user base.
That makes it pretty much game, set and match for 1Password.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 07:55 AM
If you have a problem with 1Password and any site, contact Support. They are constantly adding new types of logins and improvements for specific sites. Good chance they will be able to help.
Support is great too!
I love 1Password.
Posted 07 July 2009 - 08:55 AM
Keychain Access is fine for my home-based Mac, but I find myself using that computer less and less now that my iPod touch has so much functionality (ever since the App Store opened up).
I feel that I've crossed the point of password manageability about 12-18 months ago. My reaction: I simply use fewer sites. I've signed up on 50+ social networks, but I use just basically just use two on a semi-regular basis (once or twice a week), one more on a less frequent basis (once a month).
Site operators have to understand that many people are completely exasperated with registration and account management. And frankly, it's not my problem to figure out. It's their problem to resolve.