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Subject: Re: 1Password redux… Date: 10/2/2012 3:05 PM
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Bill I use 1PW on my Mac, iPhone, iPad and my wife's PC plus her iOS devices. The syncing through DropBox is great and I highly recommend the defaults.

You may or may not want to use the DropBox's Two Factor security. (I do.) If you do, read the instructions very, very carefully. When they give you a 6 character (Google) and 16 (DropBox) character long security items -- trust me you will need them. Store them carefully. I figured they were for fools who could not remember passwords -- I learned when I got my new iPhone, the security systems are keyed to specific hardware.

My setup method works fine, but other options exist. I have shut off Text Messages at AT&T - so I could not use Text Message as a factor. I installed Google's Authenticator app on my iPhone. One needs setup the Google system first. The second thing to setup is DropBox.

I am not familiar with anything in DropBox named "Random Password Generator" -- I do use the password generation wizard in 1PW. You can pick password length, and whether numerals or symbols are included - although they are do not describe things that way. They have options like "pronounceable" and "unambiguous characters".

There is one practice I strongly recommend that does not get much mention unless you read the manual or the forums. Periodically I "export" to a PIF file. That will give you an encrypted file with all your logins and passwords. Should the worst happen, with this file you can recover. I would not put the PIF file in LockBox since 1PW already stores stuff there. Rather I keep my PIF backups on met Mac which has multiple TimeMachine and SuperDuper backups.

Early on I had a couple of issues with this program and was seriously impressed with the professionalism of Agile Bits at dealing with some very specific issues - a combination of software and a single financial services website. In short I trust and respect these people.


Gordon
Atlanta
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