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How to make two-factor authentication less of a pain

Increasingly, online services are requiring two-factor authentication instead of simple old passwords. Too bad that authentication can be such a hassle. Here's how to make it easier.

Clockwise quick take: Password security frustration

Serenity Caldwell, Brad Chacos, Dan Moren, and Jason Snell discuss frustrations with passwords and password breaches, and ways to protect yourself.

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Healing Heartbleed: LastPass offers automated checker, major sites admit vulnerability

As the list of major sites hit by Heartbleed grows, LastPass is helping its users figure out which accounts need password changes.

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The 25 worst passwords of 2013: 'password' gets dethroned

The new champion isn't much better, though.

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F-Secure Key review: An excessively simple password manager for absolute beginners

Slick and straightforward, F-Secure KEY is a password manager that doesn't bother you with extra features. It stores your passwords, and that's it.

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Save your Internet bacon with two-factor authentication

Why log in once when you can log in twice? Two-factor authentication can give you some added protection, and it's fairly easy to set up.

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Adobe security breach worse than originally thought

A security breach at Adobe earlier in October will impact at least 38 million users, according to Krebs on Security—and that number could grow because a recent file dump of usernames and hashed passwords taken from Adobe.

1Password 4 for Mac review: State-of-the-art password management for everyone

For years, 1Password has been the go-to app for managing your secure items—and the newly released version 4 is as good as ever.

Passwarden review: An interesting but flawed password manager for OS X

Passwarden may not be the absolute best password manager in the market, but it has a few interesting features and, despite its flaws, does many things right.

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Actually, you do need to share your passwords

No one stays healthy forever. At some point, your loved ones will need access to all of your accounts. You can make that job easier for them.

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Hands-on: New 1Password 4 looks like a worthy update to a great OS X app

Even in a marketplace that's becoming increasingly crowded, 1Password stands out as an excellent password management tool for users of all stripes.