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Glenn Fleishman 17 comments

Why Apple Asks for Your Passcode or Password with a New Login (and Why It’s Safe)

Logging into a new Apple device may result in a prompt that asks you for the passcode or password of another one of your devices. Glenn Fleishman explains why this happens and why it’s a good idea.

1Password 7.3.2 Agen Schmitz No comments

1Password 7.3.2

Maintenance release focused on improving the password manager's stability. ($64.99 new, free update, 51.3 MB)

1Password 7.3.1 Agen Schmitz No comments

1Password 7.3.1

Reintroduces tagging capabilities to 1Password mini. ($64.99 new, free update, 51 MB)

Web Confidential 5.0 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

Web Confidential 5.0

Major upgrade for the venerable password manager gets updated to 64-bit and gains support for AppleScript. ($25 new, $20 upgrade, 6.2 MB)

1Password 7.3 Agen Schmitz No comments

1Password 7.3

Redesigned 1Password mini analyzes Web pages to show only items that can be filled in on a Web page. ($64.99 new, free update, 50.4 MB)

Adam Engst 37 comments

Was Your Data Included in Recent Security Breaches?

Billions of email addresses and other bits of data have been revealed in security breaches this year alone. There’s nothing you can do about what’s already out there, but read on for advice on preventing future problems.

1Password 7.2.5 Agen Schmitz No comments

1Password 7.2.5

Improves unlock speed when Touch ID is configured and on some slower computers, plus adds support for QuickBooks. ($64.99 new, free update, 52.6 MB)

1Password 7.2.4 Agen Schmitz No comments

1Password 7.2.4

Brings a holiday helping of bug fixes and enhancements to the password manager. ($64.99 new, free update, 52.1 MB)

1Password 7.2.2 Agen Schmitz 1 comment

1Password 7.2.2

Addresses a lengthy list of improvements and bug fixes for the password manager. ($64.99 new, free update, 45.9 MB)

Adam Engst 27 comments

“Hacked Account” Blackmail Spam on the Rise—Beware!

A relatively new form of spam is making the rounds on the Internet. It purports to be from a hacker who has taken over your computer and who will reveal your porn browsing to all your contacts unless you pay a Bitcoin blackmail. It’s fake, but its use of breached passwords as “proof” points toward a concerning future.

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1Password 7.2

Adds support for the new hardened runtime and app notarization security features in macOS 10.14 Mojave, as well as Dark mode. ($64.99 new, free update, 44.3 MB)

Josh Centers 6 comments

Reddit Announces Account Data Breach

Social news site Reddit has announced a relatively minor data theft that’s a good reminder to change old passwords, turn on two-factor authentication, and delete any Reddit content you don’t want linked to your email address.

Josh Centers 7 comments

Beware New Bitcoin Extortion Scam That Uses Stolen Passwords

A new email scam claims to have images of you viewing pornography, and to make its assertion more convincing, it includes an old leaked password in the message. Don’t be fooled.

Josh Centers 5 comments

Three Ways to Reset a Lost Admin Password in High Sierra

Have you forgotten your Mac’s admin password, or need to help a friend or client who has lost it? Here’s how to reset it, but beware that doing so prevents access to the account keychain’s collection of login credentials.

Josh Centers 76 comments

1Password 7 for Mac Offers a Fresh Look… for an Upgrade Price

AgileBits has released 1Password 7, the company’s first paid upgrade in many years. Are the changes to 1Password mini and the many visual improvements worth the cost of admission?