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Keychain Access: You Can Store More Than Passwords

Keychain Access on the Mac is a great tool for storing passwords (which means fewer to remember). However, did you know it can do much more, such as store strong private notes and certificates?

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How to Change Your Login Password in macOS

The password of your user account in macOS is known as your login password. It's the password you use to log in to your Mac and make certain changes, such as installing software. But have you ever forgotten it? If so, you can often reset it – this article shows several different ways. Hopefully, one of them will work for you!

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Unique and Free Way to Securely Manage Passwords on Your Mac

Your Mac has all the necessary apps to make a secure, free password manager – one that’s easy to use and maintain. Being able to “copy and paste” and “cut and paste” was all I needed to build my own secure password manager. I have tried several password manager apps and found them lacking in several areas. They don’t work the same way for each site. One used multiple copy and paste efforts just to work, and another was hacked – it could happen again!

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Generate a Memorable Password in macOS with Password Assitant

Are you tired of trying to come up with a unique and memorable password? Not entirely happy with Safari's auto-generated passwords? Well, you may not be aware of this, but your Mac has a potent password generator built right in called Password Assistant. Its location is not very obvious, and you need to dig a little bit to get to it, but it's well worth it!

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🚀 TipOff #20: Password Protect a Folder on a Mac

Of course you protect your Mac with a password, but you can take your security a little further by password protecting individual folders. Open Applications → Utilities → Disk Utility Select File → New Image → Image from Folder Select...

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🚀 TipOff #3: Find WI-Fi Password for Your Other Devices

Apple’s Keychain feature allows your Mac to remember all of your passwords and recall them back to you. Keychain Access is the built-in software that accompanies Keychain and is where most of your private details are stored. This is often...

How to Find Duplicate Passwords in iCloud Keychain

Yesterday was World Password Day, and we reminded readers of The Rocket Yard of several important things to remember about creating and maintaining passwords. One of the key points of our post was to use multiple passwords -- in other...

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World Password Day: Keep Your Information Safe

Every year, we celebrate World Backup Day (March 31) to remind our readers that backups are a critical part of information security. Today — May 2nd — is World Password Day, another day that has been set aside to make computer...

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