KeePass Password Safe Professional Portable stores secure (i.e., long) passwords and cryptographic keys in a secure database and recalls them with a single master password or key-disk (such as a USB drive). With KeePass, you no longer need to memorize long alphanumeric passwords, or, worse, keep using the same unsecure, easy-to-remember passwords. KeePass Portable is just like the installed version, only it runs from a thumb drive or similar device without installation. It's a great way to back up your KeePass Pro installation since you can open and view your password database on any compatible PC (Windows 98 … Read more
Save Password is a familiar app in many ways -- using the same basic tools, interface, and features as other password vault apps, but it has a number of features that work quite well. Where other apps in this category often charge you for upgrades and added features, Save Password is straightforward, free, and provides a detailed interface without too many bells and whistles but with everything clearly labeled for quick setup and access.
When you open Save Password for the first time, you must choose a passcode. Unlike the pins that most iOS apps have, this one uses a … Read more
MacFixIt Answers is a feature in which I answer Mac-related questions sent in by our readers.
This week readers ask about how to use an older iMac as an external display for a new one, managing an unexpected EFI firmware password on a system returned from a service center, and creating unsupported custom character combinations in OS X.
I welcome contributions from readers, so if you have any suggestions or alternative approaches to these problems, please post them in the comments!
Question: Using an old iMac as a monitor MacFixIt reader Sam asks:Here's what I want to do. … Read more
Ever Password for Mac allows you to easily manage an unlimited number of passwords and log-in details directly from your desktop. It works not only on Mac, but also on iOS, provided that you install companion software on your iPhone or iPad.
Ever Password for Mac features a vault-like screen through which you can easily view and edit personal information like bank account or car info. The menu bar options are minimal, and there is no Help file either. With just a click on the plus icon, you can add new items to any of the categories in the vault, … Read more
With Password Pad Lite for Mac you can compose notes and password-protect them. A basic, streamlined app, it performs its functions well and lives up to its promises. But the free version offers only basic encryption.
Password Pad Lite for Mac sports an intuitive interface that makes the creation of a new note or the opening of an old one quick and convenient. The app functions like any conventional note-taking app, but in addition it prompts you to type a password to encrypt your note before saving it to any location on your computer. Basic text editing features are available, … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- iPhone 5S hands-on: September 20 release date, three colors, new specs.
- iPhone 5C hands-on: $99 price on contract, three colors, small spec upgrade.
- iPhone 5S comes with Touch ID fingerprint scanner.
- iOS 7 changes are overwhelmingly cosmetic (hands-on).
New startups looking for ways to keep their users secure should know one thing, a top Google security executive said Tuesday: "Passwords are dead."
Speaking on a TechCrunch Disrupt panel called "Spies Like Us," Heather Adkins, Google's manager of information security, told moderator Greg Ferenstein that in the future, the "game is over for" any startup that relies on passwords as its chief method to secure users and their data.
Adkins, speaking alongside Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers managing partner Ted Schlein and author James Bamford, said that looking ahead, "our relationship … Read more
Keeper Password & Data Vault provides a number of powerful tools to protect account access information, passwords, and more on your iPhone or iPad. With syncing capabilities, advanced remote access, and a great tutorial when first starting the app, Keeper Password & Data Vault is a solid app that mostly justifies its price when upgraded.
When you first open Keeper Password & Data Vault you must select a master password. While the app allows you to choose a number-only, six-digit pin, we recommend using the alphanumeric option, which you can activate by tapping the button onscreen. From there, the app … Read more