Passwords are the way to your accounts. When hackers get a hold of your password, you are sure to be in a lot of trouble.
They can get into your accounts, get a hold of your personal information, and whatnot. Worst, they get a hold of your financial data and actually steal it from your bank accounts.
Regardless, sharing of passwords is very common in workplaces. And because it is very rampant it should be done safely and securely, however, that is kind of tricky.
1Password now aims to address that issue and is now offering a safe and secure way to share passwords –– just by using a link.
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You can now safely and securely share passwords using a link
If you have multiple passwords for various accounts, a password manager is a way to go. It stores all your passwords so even when you forget them, you can easily pull them out if you want to use them.
1Password is one of the best in the field and now it offers a helpful feature that will additionally protect your passwords. This tool allows you to share log-in credentials in a secure and safe manner, even with people who do not have an account with the service.
Password Secure Sharing Tool, also called Psst!, is one of the company’s most requested features.
According to research that the company initiated, most workers reuse corporate credentials. Of those people, 36-percent revealed to share credentials with other workers and clients through different channels like emails, messaging apps, spreadsheets, documents, and texts.
1Password also found, in another survey, that most families share passwords between members using unsecured channels like writing them down and messaging them to each other.
Psst! lets users share credentials with anybody with just a link with the data that other people can access, even if these people don’t have an account on 1Password.
Users can also opt how long the link will be valid, ranging from an hour up to 30 days. After that, the link will automatically expire. Anybody with a link can access your credentials or you can choose the specific people only too.
If you choose the latter, the service will require the recipient to confirm their identities by verifying their email addresses before they can actually access them.
Together with the feature launch is also the announcement of the impressive growth of the company. CEO of 1Password, Jeff Shiner, said in a statement:
Having the ability to share passwords and other credentials outside of a business or family has been one of our most highly-requested features, and I’m very excited by today’s launch of Psst! as it helps keep everyone, not just 1Password customers, safe online. Crossing the 100,000 business customers mark is a clear indication that businesses understand the need to safeguard their passwords and other sensitive information online.
Today, hackers and cybercriminals are very widespread, so we need to protect ourselves from their likes. 1Password’s newest feature is a very useful way to further secure your passwords.
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