For safety measures, it?s best to lock down your online accounts after the wave of hacking incidents on social media accounts and emails. We all know what happened to Matt Honan?s hacked iCloud account then followed by hackers’ access to his Twitter profile and Gizmodo where he used to work. And we also heard the news about hacked online gaming services of Blizzard Entertainment.
And the best hacker?s choice awards go to whom? We can?t just let these things go along the way. As responsible internet users, one of the kick-ass ways to safeguard your accounts is to use extreme passwords that require recording and writing them down on a piece of paper.
As a concerned fellow iOS user, it came across my mind to share these practical password generators and managers you can use. These five applications are paid apps, from $0.99 to $4.99. What?s more, they have 5-star ratings. Let?s see what these password generators can offer.
There?s always a risk on the internet and one should be wise on how to safeguard their digital life especially on online accounts, whether on social media or business transactions. I found this cheap password manager on App Store from 14773 Stones Company. The app boasts on using offline tools, which makes it safer than the apps using online storage for password. You can store secure notes, store passwords offline, AES & SHA-1 Encryption. It can generate passwords that you can copy and paste on clipboard as included in its features. One feature that stands out is the idle lock feature which you can set for your device.
2. Password Caddy $2.99
This 5 star-rated app has received praise and credits from various tech blogs such as MacWorld, SlapApp and CrazyMikesApps. Stop juggling names and memorable dates to generate passwords. Let the Password Caddy do the work. You can create, edit and organize all the passwords right on your iPhone. The app uses government-level-encryption to safeguard data into one of the six different categories. You can back up Password Caddy to your MacBook by installing the Password Caddy Agent Mac program and sync the whole database between your iOS device and MacBook via Bonjour technology. A strong feature of the app is the use AES 256-bit encryption.
3. Securis $4.99
If you want an all-around password wallet, you?ll fall in love with Securis, aside from the fab user interface that is far-etched, smooth and easy to use, it will take charge of everything you need to secure. The app is on its third revision, and aside from storing and generating passwords, it carries a plethora of features such as storing of credit cards and websites, provides an alert to strengthen passwords, locked down in military-grade 256-bit AES encryption in 4-32 characters with letters, numbers and symbols. You can make backups using iTunes and Dropbox. One thing that definitely stands out is the interface and user-friendly functions.
Just like any password manager, iPWMinder can store all your passwords in one safe place. Even your bank accounts and online data are secured. You can easily manage your online accounts and create countless strong passwords. Developed by Canadian-based Ewert Technologies, it?s your safety net on your virtual transactions.
PassIt $0.99 (5 stars on 5 ratings current version)
This is a smart password generator that uses three types of passwords to protect your data. Developed by Fyrecode LCC, this is one the cheapest password wallet on App Store. It uses the first based off word of a phrase on your first attempt. Second is the transformation of a word for you to get a more secured method, and lastly, the purely random password query for the user.
Tell me what you think about my list.
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