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I love 1Password and couldn’t imagine life without it. I use it everyday, throughout the day both on my Macs and on my iOS devices. Although I think I’m “pretty good” when it comes to my passwords, it’s easy to become complacent about security. After for the most part I let 1Password generate secure passwords for the sites I use. I don’t use the same password on multiple sites. etc. However, there are major companies being hacked every day. Trying to keep up with which sites have been hacked and therefore which passwords should be changed can be a daunting task. This is why I’m glad that 1Password has a built-in Security Audit feature. This feature is designed to alert you of WEAK passwords, duplicate passwords and passwords that you haven’t changed in a while. However, recently they added the “Watchtower” feature.

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Watchtower is a free service for 1Password (4.4 and higher) users that was created shortly after the Heartbleed vulnerability. This service is designed to do the thing that I can’t do on my own. It alerts you to which sites that you have passwords for that need to be changed because of some recent attack or in the case of Heartbleed, a general security flaw has been discovered.

You enable Watchtower with a single click. It looks through your 1Password logins and lists which ones you should change. You can launch the sites directly from 1Password, login, locate the change password feature for the site, and then update the password with a newly generated password directly from 1Password. I’m really thankful for the 1Password Security Audit feature and even more thankful for the added bonus of Watchtower

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