1. Dx3me's Avatar
    I'm currently still using Windows 8.1, on my general laptop.
    However I'm planning to switch to an iMac early 2015, and wanted some more info about password security and stuff...

    * Even though my switch to iMac might be about 6 months from now... I AM aleady preparing for it software-wise (figuring out what apps to use and such).

    - At the moment I'm using LastPass on my Windows system, and have been a very satisfied user since 3 years.
    But, I'm reading a lot of good recommendations about 1 Password these days, and I would really appreciate some more advise on the matter.
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    Security is the MAIN factor for me, since I'm running a company and need to have my passwords protected at all times.
    The thing I love about LastPass, is that it supports 2 step verification (I use the Yubico key for that).
    So how's the security on 1Password, compared to LastPass?
    1Password doesn't support 2 step verification I believe?
    (than how can I be sure of good protection)

    On a sidenote;
    On 1Password's website there is also some info about Knox... why would the creators of 1Password also promote Knox on their website?
    Does it compliment 1Password or something, what's the link between both apps?

    --> In the end of the day I would just like to know what gives me the best security, LastPass or 1Password (joined by Knox or not)??
    And why would one app be better than the other?

    Thanks!
    09-24-2014 04:04 PM
  2. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Knox is separate software from the makers of 1Password. That's why they promote it. I've never used it though.
    I love 1Password. I don't really think two-factor is that important for this because it is not a web-based app like LastPass. 1Password resides on my Mac (which has full disk encryption turned on). I also have it on my iPhone which is protected by TouchId and I can choose to use a master password or TouchId to authenticate again to the app. It does periodically ask for your master password even if you usually use TouchId to access the app. On the Mac, after I've signed into my user account to unencrypted the disk, I need the master password to access the stored passwords. I can also choose to sync (or not) between the Mac and iPhone. Syncing choices are wifi, iCloud and Dropbox. Wifi syncing requires a password between the two so the Mac version gives me a password I have to enter on the phone before it will sync. And of course, Dropbox and iCloud themselves can be protected by two-factor auth.
    I do not run a business though so I can't say if it meets all your needs. But I have not only passwords, but all my driver's license, bank account, credit card, family SSNs, etc in it. I would be lost without it at this point.
    EmceeGeek and pr1nce like this.
    09-24-2014 05:57 PM
  3. Dx3me's Avatar
    Ok, I think it's safe to say that 2 step verification (as I have now with LastPass) is good enough to keep my passwords protected.
    Right now, when someone (including myself) tries to log in from an external system, he gets asked to authenticate by putting in the physical usb-stick that I got with Yubico...
    Sounds pretty safe I guess.
    Last edited by Dx3me; 09-25-2014 at 07:40 AM.
    09-25-2014 05:36 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Oh I wasn't trying to say LastPass wasn't secure. Just explaining why I thought 1Password didn't necessarily need it.
    09-25-2014 07:38 AM
  5. EmceeGeek's Avatar
    If you've been using LastPass for 3 years and you're comfortable, stay! I wouldn't switch from something I'm comfortable with.

    I recently started using 1Password myself and I'm very skeptical. However, I've been forgetting my passwords lately and I need the security. I don't like the fact that my passwords will be on a app but I have to give it a try anyway. Karen, you have made me feel more comfortable with this application.
    09-25-2014 08:28 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    If you've been using LastPass for 3 years and you're comfortable, stay! I wouldn't switch from something I'm comfortable with.

    I recently started using 1Password myself and I'm very skeptical. However, I've been forgetting my passwords lately and I need the security. I don't like the fact that my passwords will be on a app but I have to give it a try anyway. Karen, you have made me feel more comfortable with this application.
    If you have anymore questions about 1Password, just let me know.
    EmceeGeek likes this.
    09-25-2014 09:07 AM
  7. Dx3me's Avatar
    Thanks for clearing things up a little, much appreciated!
    09-25-2014 01:43 PM
  8. RevJar's Avatar
    I was using it on my Win 7 machine and iPhone. Syncing made it great. Then when I got my Mac, I purchased a license for it and was able to purchase a Windows & Mac license at a discount when the latest version came out. I love 1Password, but then again, it was and is the only password manager I use. Well worth the price and an all around great app.
    2ndAmendNut likes this.
    09-30-2014 11:37 PM
  9. Zerksies's Avatar
    I am kinda new to Mac after years on windows. I had lastpass and i still use it. It integrates with safari very well. I think it's the only password manager that does that
    02-25-2015 05:38 PM
  10. 2ndAmendNut's Avatar
    I've tried both and went with 1Password.


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    02-26-2015 08:11 AM
  11. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    I am kinda new to Mac after years on windows. I had lastpass and i still use it. It integrates with safari very well. I think it's the only password manager that does that
    1Password integrates with all major browsers including Safari.
    hydrogen3 likes this.
    02-26-2015 08:13 AM
  12. portadi's Avatar
    Sometimes it is necessary to share accounts with your spouse, your friend, or your colleague, and some password managers offer a way to do that, which is great. In workplace teams you might be better off with a simple cloud SSO like Portadi which eliminates the need to disclose passwords in the first place.
    04-13-2015 06:07 AM

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