Your accounts are password protected, but what protects your passwords? [Deals]

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Easily encrypt and randomize your passwords for extra security online.
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No one needs to be told why they should protect their important data and accounts with a strong password. Most people — at least anyone who’s had to apologize to their contact list for a strange scam email from their account — are also aware that their passwords are pretty easy to crack. That’s what Sticky Password Premium is designed to prevent. It’s a simple but powerful tool for randomly generating new passwords for your accounts at the time of login, all controlled from a single master code. And right now you can get lifelong access to Sticky Password for just $24.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

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It’s time to wrangle your unruly password situation [Deals]

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Get control of your passwords and auto-fill information with a single, secure password
Get control of your passwords and auto-fill information with a single, secure password
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We’ve all got a system for keeping track of the dozens of online passwords we need these days. While some are more effective than others, none are as simple and secure as keeping all your passwords and auto-fill information under a single password. That’s exactly what Password Boss Premium does, and right now you can get a lifetime subscription for just $19.99.

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Save 75% on a lifetime of password protection and management with SplashID Pro [Deals]

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Whether you’ve got them jotted down on a yellow notepad, in a document file, or scrawled on a stack of napkins hidden in your mattress, you’ve got to have a way keeping your passwords, financial info and other sensitive data secure and accessible when it’s needed. SplashID Pro’s Lifetime Plan gathers all those errant bits of info, puts them in one place, locks them up and hands you the only key.

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LastPass App Gets Updated For iOS 7

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If you have a lot of passwords — and who doesn’t these days — LastPass is one of the best, free ways to keep track of them on all your devices. With iOS 7, though, the old LastPass app was looking a little long in the tooth. It needed a new coat of paint. And now the iOS 7 update is here.

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1Password Proves It Can Stand Up To Password Crackers

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1Password goes head-to-head with password cracker and shows why complex passwords are important.
1Password goes head-to-head with a password cracker and shows why complex passwords are important.

 

1Password by AgileBits is a an incredible tool for keeping your data safe. More than just a password manager, 1Password allows you to encrypt and organize a wide range of data (website passwords, non-web digital accounts, credit/debit card numbers and financial account details, software licenses, and files containing confidential information.

Those features are all well and good, but the biggest feature is 1Password’s ability to keep all that data secure in the face of brute force attacks – the kind of attacks where a piece of software simply tries combination after combination of possible passwords. Password cracking software that rely on such attacks can easily try thousands of potential passwords each second.

To find out whether or not 1Password can withstand such attacks, AgileBits tested one 1Password against John the Ripper, one of the most well-known password cracking tools.

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Norton’s Free Identity Safe Remembers All Your Passwords So You Don’t Have To

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Norton Identity Safe safely stores and syncs your passwords so that you have them with you wherever you go.
Norton Identity Safe safely stores and syncs your passwords so that you have them with you wherever you go.

Remembering each and every password to each and every service you’ve ever signed up to is an incredibly difficult task. To make it easier, we create simple passwords that we’re less likely to forget, like the name of our favorite pet, our partner, or our car. The problem with that is, it’s not very secure.

Norton’s new Identity Safe is a free service that allows you to choose stronger passwords and keep your data safe while saving them all securely to your PC or smartphone to ensure that they’re never forgotten. You can then sync your passwords between your Mac, PC, Android and iOS devices so that you have them with you wherever you go.

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