1. iMore.com's Avatar

    Password manager 1Password has been updated, for the Mac as well as the iPhone and iPad. The iOS update focuses on making 1Password more powerful with tools like a new login creator and one-time passwords, while 1Password for Mac receives a lot of important updates to syncing, as well as other additions.

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    01-26-2015 11:12 AM
  2. zerog46's Avatar
    This is sweet. Now I don't need google authentication.
    01-26-2015 11:51 AM
  3. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    This is sweet. Now I don't need google authentication.
    On what device did you need Google authentication? I don't recall needing it on my iP 5.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-26-2015 12:02 PM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    On what device did you need Google authentication? I don't recall needing it on my iP 5.


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    I've used the Google Authenticator app to be my two factor auth token source for a number of sites like Dropbox and Evernote. I assume that's what he means. Now we'll be able to switch over to 1Password for two factor auth tokens.
    01-26-2015 12:19 PM
  5. zerog46's Avatar
    I've used the Google Authenticator app to be my two factor auth token source for a number of sites like Dropbox and Evernote. I assume that's what he means. Now we'll be able to switch over to 1Password for two factor auth tokens.
    Correct. No need for the app now.
    01-26-2015 12:25 PM
  6. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    I've used the Google Authenticator app to be my two factor auth token source for a number of sites like Dropbox and Evernote. I assume that's what he means. Now we'll be able to switch over to 1Password for two factor auth tokens.
    I have no idea what a two factor Auth token is. Is that something I should have had?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    01-26-2015 12:54 PM
  7. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    I've used the Google Authenticator app to be my two factor auth token source for a number of sites like Dropbox and Evernote. I assume that's what he means. Now we'll be able to switch over to 1Password for two factor auth tokens.
    I haven't used the Google Authenticator app in quite some time, and I enjoy using it when I did. Having said that, I always forget about it when I opt to restore my devices as new. Now, I simply have all of the services I have two-step authentication set up with send a verification code to my phone. It's working out well for me.
    01-26-2015 01:11 PM
  8. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I haven't used the Google Authenticator app in quite some time, and I enjoy using it when I did. Having said that, I always forget about it when I opt to restore my devices as new. Now, I simply have all of the services I have two-step authentication set up with send a verification code to my phone. It's working out well for me.
    I don't have unlimited SMS on my carrier plan so if a website offers the use of Authenticator apps rather than sms for two factor auth, then I usually use it with sms as a backup.
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    01-26-2015 02:02 PM
  9. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I have no idea what a two factor Auth token is. Is that something I should have had?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5.
    Do you use two-factor auth at all? If so, using an app like Google Authenticator or Authy or how 1Password, is an alternative way of receiving the two factor auth token that they would otherwise send via SMS. If the service (like Dropbox) allows you to use an Authenticator app, to set it up you go to the website and it shows you a QR code. In the app, you use the camera to scan the QR code and then it is linked to the website/service. Then if I use Dropbox on a new PC, and I need to get the two factor auth token after entering my password, I open the Authenticator app and I get a six (or so) digit code to enter as my two factor auth token.
    If you don't use two factor auth, you should and let me know if you need an explanation of it.
    01-26-2015 02:08 PM
  10. zerog46's Avatar
    I don't have unlimited SMS on my carrier plan so if a website offers the use of Authenticator apps rather than sms for two factor auth, then I usually use it with sms as a backup.
    This is so convenient now having this in one app. I set up all my accounts in about 15 minutes. Works great.
    01-26-2015 05:48 PM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    This is so convenient now having this in one app. I set up all my accounts in about 15 minutes. Works great.
    I'll need to do it too. Just haven't had a chance yet. I wish all accounts would use the Authenticator app. I keep a list of accounts that have two factor auth and where the token comes to (Authenticator app, SMS, or custom like Facebook).
    zerog46 likes this.
    01-26-2015 06:11 PM
  12. phreddyl's Avatar
    I really wish the Mac version wasn't $50


    Sent from my Gold iPad Air using Tapatalk
    01-26-2015 06:46 PM
  13. xderiwx's Avatar
    Isn't it less safe to have your 2fa stored within the password manager itself? I'm sure they designed it to be secure, but wouldn't having your 2fa generated by a dedicated app still be just little bit better?

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    01-28-2015 12:26 PM
  14. zerog46's Avatar
    Whats the difference? If they have your phone they have it. I trust 1Password more than Google Authenticator.
    01-28-2015 01:21 PM
  15. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Do you use two-factor auth at all? If so, using an app like Google Authenticator or Authy or how 1Password, is an alternative way of receiving the two factor auth token that they would otherwise send via SMS. If the service (like Dropbox) allows you to use an Authenticator app, to set it up you go to the website and it shows you a QR code. In the app, you use the camera to scan the QR code and then it is linked to the website/service. Then if I use Dropbox on a new PC, and I need to get the two factor auth token after entering my password, I open the Authenticator app and I get a six (or so) digit code to enter as my two factor auth token.
    If you don't use two factor auth, you should and let me know if you need an explanation of it.
    I don't guess I do. If it means entering in more passwords or codes, then I probably don't want to. One strong password has worked well for me on everything. In the 3 years I've had a smartphone, I've never been hacked anywhere. How much more trouble is the two factor Auth? And what is it?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    01-28-2015 01:40 PM
  16. zerog46's Avatar
    It will get to the point where this will be the norm. It's definitely more secure. For the little bit of time it takes to enter a 6 digit code it's worth it to me.
    01-28-2015 02:01 PM
  17. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I don't guess I do. If it means entering in more passwords or codes, then I probably don't want to. One strong password has worked well for me on everything. In the 3 years I've had a smartphone, I've never been hacked anywhere. How much more trouble is the two factor Auth? And what is it?


    Sent from my ancient but trustworthy iPhone 5
    The basic definition is "something you know and something you have". So you know your password and you have your phone. So after entering your password you get challenged for another token which you may receive via SMS, email, or one of these Authenticator apps. Most sites/apps that use two-factor auth have an option to use it only the first time you use that browser or log into that app. That way if someone was to guess or steal your password and try to get to your account, they would get challenged for the token and not be able to enter it.
    It is definitely more secure and at the least if your banking app/website offers it, I would recommend setting it up for that account. Just a little extra peace of mind. Depending on what you store there, it's probably not so essential for your email, Dropbox, Evernote, etc accounts.
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    01-28-2015 02:08 PM
  18. xderiwx's Avatar
    Whats the difference? If they have your phone they have it. I trust 1Password more than Google Authenticator.
    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. I was mainly speaking of using the 1password for Mac app, and an authenticator app on your phone. Not just 1password for iOS.

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    01-28-2015 02:14 PM
  19. zerog46's Avatar
    Sorry, I wasn't clear in my original post. I was mainly speaking of using the 1password for Mac app, and an authenticator app on your phone. Not just 1password for iOS.

    Posted via the iMore App for Android
    Gotcha.
    01-28-2015 02:54 PM

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