Friday, October 16, 2009

Securing your password.....and your wallet! (Using 1Password & RoboForm can keep you safe)

What do you think of when you think of security? Still thinking, right? Exactly. No surprise, then, that functionality and utility have taken the front seat when it comes to application development. Today, however, with the rampant spread of cross site scripting and sql injection attacks, not to mention the already inescapable viruses and malware that live and breathe on anything running Windows, things are starting to change.

One of the most important facets of security is your password - the key to the castle. Newsweek just came out with a great article on building a better password. But, for my money - and that's what we are really trying to protect a lot of the time when we are online - there is no better solution than 1Password. For those of you still in the unfortunate position of having to use a PC (and that is how I look at it), you can turn to a good solution like RoboForm. But, for those in the know, we use a RoboForm for the Mac, if you will.

I have written about 1Password before, so will let you read my other posts to find out about it. My point in this post is that if you want to be secure online you need to have good (at a minimum) password management. By this, I am talking about a password that is not easily going to be hacked by a brute-force attack - something not easily guessed. With 1Password, you get all of this. And, further, 1Password automatically fills all of your forms for you.

I will be writing more about security soon, but you can find out more about how to secure your Mac now with 1Password here.


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