With more websites, email accounts, social media accounts, online banking, cloud storage sites, Amazon, and everything else requiring security access, the standard login ID and password is looking rather lame and insecure in the 21st century. Here’s a new feature I’d like to see implemented ASAP.
One Password To Change All Passwords
Once it reached the point where I couldn’t remember the proper login IDs or passwords to get into a site I started using a password manager app on my Mac.
I settled on 1Password because it synchronizes nicely with all my Macs, plus iPhone and iPad, so it comes highly recommended as a premiere cross platform password manager.
But there are others that do a good job, including Dashlane which has a couple of features I would like to see implemented in 1Password and other popular utilities.
For now, Dashlane’s Password Changer feature is only in the early stages of beta, but the promise here is obvious. One app that can change all your login ID passwords.
Why is that important?
Security breaches occur all the time, and it’s no longer uncommon to get a notice that a password needs to be changed because of a successful hack to a system somewhere. If you have a few dozen login IDs and passwords, the tedium and pain of changing them can be worse than bothersome.
Dashlane hopes to end that by giving you a one-click option to change all of your passwords at one time.
A password management competitor, LastPass, has announced a similar product.
From what I can see, there are multiple ways to make a password change, but having an option to change many passwords and keep the new passwords updated, managed, and instantly accessible on multiple devices is an idea whose time has come. The LastPass version gives you the option to change a password automatically, while Dashlane plans to change many passwords at one time.
As an iPhone and iPad user who truly appreciates Apple’s simplicity in the Touch ID fingerprint sensor, my only worry here is the same as I have with using File Vault 2 on my Mac. One password unlocks access to everything. Alternatively, the wrong password gives you access to nothing.