1Password recently received some big-league endorsements from CNET and NPR, so we thought it would be only proper to collect the cliff notes for you about the kind words they had to say.
First, Jason Parker picked 1Password for CNET's Editors' Choice Award last month, and you can see why:
Everyone who uses the Web for awhile knows that login information starts to pile up quickly. With online e-mail accounts, login information for online banking, and countless forums, most users start to use the same passwords for everything. It's pretty easy to see how this is a bad security practice [...] 1Password is the best software available to keep your logins secure without having to remember tons of passwords.
The Agile Web Solutions team is honored, and we thank CNET for bestowing an Editors' Choice Award on 1Password!
Next are two (count 'em: two!) 1Password endorsements from National Public Radio (NPR). In an article titled You Need Better p@s5W0rD$!, technology journalist Omar Gallaga recommends 1Password for storing and using your passwords online. Wisely, he also recommends using passwords that are at least eight characters and include a combination of letters (both lower and upper-case), symbols, and numbers.
The NPR's second hat-tip to 1Password appears on the May 19th episode of All Tech Considered, where host Michele Norris tackles "The Search For The Perfect Password." Norris opens the show with a few "password predicament" anecdotes from real people on the street. But as 1Password's users know all too well, these might as well have been called "password horror stories."
"My name is Cherry Brownlee," began one of these many password
horror story predicaments. "I have so many passwords, I can’t keep track of them. I have a company, and I have to call the person in charge of accounting to keep track of all of our passwords on our various accounts. It’s one of the curses of technology."
Norris continued her segment by asking Omar Gallaga: "Why do we need so many passwords? Why can’t we have something like a universal remote, one password that we can use for everything?"
We'll give you three guesses as to what Gallaga recommended to solve this 21st century conundrum.
"The last thing you want to do to use the same password as your login name, to use family information like your date of birth or, you know, birth of your kids as passwords, or to write down your password on a Post-it note and stick it on your desk. I know everybody does that, but that’s another way to drive your IT department crazy."
"I’ve been using a program called 1Password, [...] which keeps all of my passwords remembered and is easily accessible in the Web browser." Gallaga is also a fan of 1Password's little brother: "And one reason I really like it is that there’s also an iPhone version of it that transfers all of my passwords to my phone. So if I’m accessing Web sites on the go, it has the same passwords as my desktop." Gallaga's right: 1Password touch for iPhone and iPod touch (a free-for-a-limited-time download from the App Store) is a secure, convenient way to never be without your Logins, personal information, secure notes, and credit card numbers.
We're overjoyed to receive such great 1Password praise from these esteemed outlets. Thanks CNET and NPR!