New Year’s resolutions are sure easy to make. But even the healthiest commitments can be hard to keep over time. Luckily, any resolution to be safer online is easy to stick with — when you get the right tool.
Nothing feels quite as nice as booting up a brand new device for the first time. But opening up a new iPhone or Mac means reconnecting a lot of sensitive accounts and information. And nothing feels quite as annoying as spending all your time with your new device trying to remember and re-enter all your passwords for every website you visit or app you load.
My mom, who is 75, loves her Apple technology. She’s a full-fledged member of the Cult, with an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac and Apple TV. She uses them all, all the time, to do everything, just like the rest of us.
Online life is risky, with countless threats to our identity and data security. That’s why we’re big advocates of connecting to the internet via a virtual private network, or VPN. So we’re excited to share this deal on a subscription to a top-shelf VPN.
On the web you don’t see, hackers constantly upload lists of passwords, usernames, Social Security and phone numbers, addresses and other personal information every day. Do you know if your data is being bought and sold on the dark web? Using a service like Dashlane can give you the answer.
One of iOS 12’s most powerful features — a newfound compatibility with password management apps — kind of flew under the radar. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a big deal. In fact, this is a huge step forward for password managers like Dashlane, because it makes them far easier to use on iPhones and iPads.
With the recent Facebook hack compromising the personal data of 50 million users, there’s never been a better time to change all your passwords. And if you’re going to use strong, unique and extremely hard-to-remember passwords for every site you visit or web service you use, you’re going to need industrial-strength password management.
Here at Cult of Mac, we’re big advocates of using a virtual private network to stay safe and anonymous online. So when Dashlane announced it would build a VPN into its already useful password manager, we were thrilled.
Doing anything online means remembering a slew of passwords. That’s why we’re strong advocates of using a password manager like Dashlane. But why use a password manager when your web browser offers to keep track of passwords for you?
The short answer is that, in today’s age of security and privacy concerns, password management is about a lot more than convenience.
With all of the news about data insecurity at Facebook, you might be thinking twice about using the social network to log in to other apps. Sure, using the Facebook Login feature makes it simple to create an account or log in to apps and websites.
Unfortunately, it also adds to the data dossier Facebook is compiling about you and your friends.
If there’s one thing you would like to spend less time dealing with online, what would it be? Filling out the same name, address or credit card info for the hundredth time? Maybe remembering and entering each of your dozens of (hopefully strong) passwords?