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Are Your Bits Flipped? by Joe Kissell

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13. 1Password vs. iCloud Keychain

1Password remembers all your passwords, but requires you to remember only one.
1Password remembers all your passwords, but requires you to remember only one.

Everyone agrees that passwords are a pain. The idea that each user of a computer, Web site, or online service should gain access using a unique identifier (a username) and a self-selected password must have seemed logical back in the day, but the system hasn’t scaled well. Now we all need passwords for dozens or even hundreds of services, while a constant string of high-profile security breaches reminds us that a password-based infrastructure is inherently fragile and vulnerable.

In response, service providers make ever-harsher demands ...

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