Stop using these terrible, terrible passwords

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Apple wants to help prevent phone spoofing.
“Can you believe this guy’s bank password is ‘password’? I love idiots.”
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You lock your house, right? And your car? It’s equally important to lock your data with a secure password. But year after year people insist on using the same easily-guessed passcodes.

The list of “Worst Passwords of 2018” is out, and if your favorite is on there you really need to change it to something more secure.

Dashlane 6 is the all-in-one solution for identity protection

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Dashlane 6 identity protection dashboard
Everything you need to stay safe online.
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Dashlane, the official password manager of Cult of Mac, just rolled out a massive update that helps keep your digital identity safe online.

Version 6.0 is an all-in-one solution for online risk prevention, identity monitoring, and identity restoration. Its revolutionary Identity Dashboard makes it easier than ever to find out how you might be vulnerable, and the steps you can take to bolster your security.

Mozilla’s new Lockbox app lets you use Firefox passwords anywhere

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Firefox Lockbox app for iOS
Lockbox frees your passwords from Firefox.
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You probably have a whole bunch of passwords saved in Firefox if it’s your web browser of choice. And now you can use those passwords anywhere in iOS with the new Lockbox app from Mozilla.

Lockbox is a password manager that promises strong encryption, syncing between multiple iOS devices, Face ID support, and more.

1Password shoots down report of Apple acquisition

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Apple isn't buying 1Password.
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One of the biggest password managers for iOS and Mac will not be acquired by Apple, despite rumors to the contrary.

1Password issued a response this morning to a report that Apple is in talks to acquire it saying the rumor is “completely false.” AgileBits, the developer studio behind 1Password, has been independent since its inception and the firm says it plans to remain so indefinitely.

Dashlane keeps your password game on point [50 Essential iOS Apps #15]

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Dashlane can store all your logins, and makes signing in to websites quick and easy.
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50 Essential iOS Apps: Dashlane password manager appHow many logins and passwords do you have? If the answer is more than one, then ask yourself how many accounts use the same password? If that answer isn’t zero, you need Dashlane. Reused and weak passwords are one of the biggest vulnerabilities on the modern web, but remembering a bunch of unique and complex passwords is nearly impossible. What isn’t hard is using your thumb or face to open a password manager with all your strong passwords.

Celebrate World Password Day with Dashlane [Deals]

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This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
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Using a password manager is a great way to make your online logins and forms easier and more secure. It organizes and deploys all of your login information from a central, secure location. So when you log in somewhere, you can save time and worry in keeping your passwords strong and secure.

Google Chrome is making passwords simpler to download

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Google Chrome password download
Importing to a password manager will be easy.
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Google is making it easier to download all your saved passwords from Chrome. It has long offered the ability to export the data, but the process has been complicated and cumbersome. That’s going to change “soon” with a new export system.

Streamline and secure your passwords with one app [Deals]

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This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
This convenient app saves time and effort by securely storing and retrieving your passwords whenever you need them.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Another day, another password to remember. With all the sites and services we use everyday, it can be tough to keep track of the passwords we need to access them. And the more that happens, the less secure we become.