PasswordVault Lite for Mac stores your sensitive information in one place and allows you to easily enter it into Web sites and desktop apps that allow pasting of content in their username and password fields. It also lets you do automatic database backups, both locally and online, as well as use collaboration features. The downside is that the app is completely desktop focused, having no Web app, browser extensions, or mobile integration.
PasswordVault Lite for Mac features a rather clunky and unpolished main screen. Though not pretty, the interface is functional enough and provides useful tooltips. The entry of usernames … Read more
Apple on Thursday released updates for Pages, Numbers, and Keynote. The update included a bug fixes and feature enhancements to the iOS, OS X, and iCloud.com versions of the apps.
One such feature included in the update was the ability to password protect specific documents. By adding an extra layer of protection to a document with a password, it ensures sensitive information will only be viewed by those it's meant for.
Adding a password to an iWork document -- no matter the platform -- is extremely simple, taking just a few taps or clicks.
Setting a password on … Read more
It seems like everybody knows better about passwords, but not everybody behaves better. SplashData's list of the worst passwords of 2013 has given the easy-to-crack "123456" the crown as the most common bad password of last year. It took out rival (and equally bad) "password" to claim the throne.
The fact that this list exists is thanks to all those people who still use simple, hackable passwords despite repeated warnings to shape up and get complicated with those valuable strings of letters and numerals. It's not just a few people using passwords like "… Read more
Spend a morning or two with "Sesame Street" and you should have all the skills you need to crack the passwords of hundreds of thousands, if not millions of online accounts worldwide. This according to a new list of the worst passwords of 2013 from security-focused developer SplashData that lists "123456" as the most common and new worst password on the Internet, unseating "password," which topped the previous year's list. … Read more
With the myriad of online services that require password protection, password management in your Web browser has become a practically essential service. Most browsers, including Apple's Safari browser for OS X, have some form of password management built-in, and when you visit a site that requests authentication, the browser should prompt you to save the entered credentials. However, some Web sites may be specifically built so browsers will not store passwords.
This feature is great for some sites, such as banking and medical sites which contain private and sensitive information; however, there may be others that you use for … Read more
Google developers are proposing technology that would let Web apps unlock Chrome OS machines without requiring people to type in a password.
The chrome.screenlockPrivate feature would let an app wake up a Chromebook or Chromebox if it judges a person to be present based on trusted data from Bluetooth, NFC, or USB ports.
"A platform app may use the USB, NFC, and/or Bluetooth APIs to communicate with a secondary trusted device such as a phone, ring, watch, or badge, thereby allowing that trusted device to serve as an alternative form of authentication for the user," said … Read more
This is a combined review of both Sticky Password (Win, Android, iOS) and Sticky Password Desktop (Win only). Sticky Password supports cloud syncing across multiple devices (Win, iOS, Android) and requires an annual subscription with a free 30-day trial, while Sticky Password Desktop, only supports Windows, and will continue to work past the 30-day trial but limits the number of accounts users can manage to 15.Pros
Design: Sticky Password has a clean look that will fit in well with the Windows 8 interface. The intuitive layout of the main application allows you to manage your information without having to … Read more
Apple's default e-mail client in OS X is its included Mail application, which offers integrated access to Apple's iCloud service and also supports third-party providers like Google and Yahoo, and the ability to set up custom IMAP and POP e-mail accounts.
If you have recently upgraded or updated your Mac, you may run into a situation in which Mail does not appear to store your password for your iCloud account and continually asks for you to enter it. This may happen after installing a new version of OS X, such as OS X Mavericks, or if you have … Read more