Passwords on your Mac (login, master, root, firmware, email, AirPort, keychains)
Interactions between your Web browser and your stored passwords
Syncing passwords between Macs, and to your iPhone or iPod touch
Use Apple's Keychain Access password manager
Getting started with a third-party password manager
Planning for what to do if your software (or your brain) forgets key passwords
Solving password-related problems
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"Take Control of Passwords in Mac OS X is outstanding. It's very thoughtful and well presented. I've spent more time than the average person thinking about this topic, and still I learned some things from your book." —James Tummins
Read this ebook for advice on these password-related issues:
Coming up with secure passwords that are easily remembered and typed
Keeping track of impossible-to-remember passwords
Setting up sensible passwords that control access to your Mac
Reducing hassle by making your Mac automatically log you in to Web sites
Balancing security with the annoyance of frequent password entry
Understanding the purpose of the common Mac keychains
Finding and viewing the passwords that your Mac has tracked for you
Syncing passwords between different Macs (or with an iPhone/iPad/iPod touch)
Planning for disaster - what if you're injured and someone else needs your passwords?
Deciding whether you should memorize your passwords, write them down, or have your Mac store them
Take Control of Passwords in Mac OS X, 2nd Edition
Joe Kissell has written numerous books about the Macintosh, including many popular Take Control ebooks. He's also Senior Editor of TidBITS, contributes frequently to Macworld, and previously spent ten years in the Mac software industry. Joe Kissell joined the TidBITS staff in 2006 as Senior Editor and currently lives in Paris. He has written more than a dozen Take Control ebooks, including the best- selling Take Control of Mac OS X Backups. He's also the author of numerous print books about Mac OS X and a frequent contributor to Macworld magazine. Joe runs a business called alt concepts, which publishes such Web sites as Interesting Thing of the Day and Truffles for Breakfast.