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Review: LastPass takes your passwords to the cloud

If you've always wanted to try a password manager but cost and complexity have held you back, LastPass offers a great solution that is easy to use and comes with a wonderfully attractive price tag.

When you encrypt a file or a hard drive, is it really secure?

Porcupins asked the Antivirus & Security Software forum if encryption standards like AES really make your data secure.

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The everyday agony of the password

We all have to use passwords each and every day, and security expert Rich Mogull thinks that's a shame.

Review: PassLocker helps iOS remember your passwords

Password management is anything but simple; Innovationbox's attempt to bring order to chaos is not entirely successful, but offers a good entry point for those on a budget.

Review: PassLocker is a simple but flawed password manager for OS X

If you're being overrun by passwords but dread the thought of spending much of your hard-earned money on a password manager, Passlocker is a simple alternative that, despite its flaws, can help you make sense of a growing credential-storage problem.

How to create a strong password in wake of Twitter hack episode

There are tricks to creating passwords that are not only seemingly random but also easy to recall.

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Review: 1Password for iOS keeps your digital life safe

Agile Bits's from-the-ground-up rewrite of its popular password-management software brings many crucial improvements over its predecessor.

When password security questions aren't secure

What's your biggest password weakness? Probably the security questions that let you reset your passwords for iCloud, Gmail, and other services. Keep ahead of the hackers with these tips.

How to remember passwords (and which ones you should)

Even if you trust most of your passwords to a password manager, you'll have to remember a few. Here's the best way to make memorable ones without compromising security.

What you don’t know about passwords might hurt you

If you have a password strategy at all, it's probably seriously out of date. Joe Kissell steps through what you need to know now to keep your accounts safe.