Se­cure your on­line pass­words

Learn to use iCloud Key­chain to store and quickly ac­cess on­line ac­counts

Mac|Life - - CONTENTS - Kenny Hem­phill

You may well have dozens of user­names and pass­words for web­sites. Remembering them all is a tall or­der, but it’s vi­tal that you don’t start us­ing the same de­tails for mul­ti­ple sites; if one web­site suf­fers a se­cu­rity breach, your de­tails may end up leak­ing out on­line, which could po­ten­tially give other peo­ple ac­cess to your email, so­cial net­works, on­line retail sites, all in one go.

In­stead, iCloud Key­chain can help you out; it en­ables you to keep user­names, pass­words, and bank card de­tails in an en­crypted vault on Ap­ple’s servers. Data stored in your key­chain is avail­able on any Mac or iOS de­vice signed in to your iCloud ac­count, which saves you hav­ing to re­mem­ber ev­ery last pass­word.

The key­chain even works in con­junc­tion with Sa­fari’s Aut­oFill fea­ture to save you time fill­ing out forms. You don’t even have to come up with com­plex pass­words in the first place be­cause Sa­fari can sug­gest strong ones when you cre­ate an ac­count on a web­site.

“Remembering all your pass words for web­sites is a tall or­der”

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