Understand Password Security

To use 1Password effectively, you should know a few basics about what makes passwords more or less secure. This information will help you choose a good master password (which protects all your other passwords) and make smart decisions about using 1Password’s password generator.

If you’ve already read my book Take Control of Your Passwords, which discusses password security in detail, you can skip this chapter. If not, read on for a brief overview of the major points you need to know when choosing passwords.

Learn Password Security Basics

The whole idea of a password is that it’s private—something known only to you and to the entity with which you have an account (a bank, website, cloud service, etc.). If someone ...

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