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Feature Request: Find duplicates automatically

BlackMacXBlackMacX Junior Member
Community Member
Hi,

Due to the recent LinkedIn password issue that came out, I was prompted to check over my passwords in 1Passwords and found that I had far more instances of the same password being used on multiple sites then I thought. So I have now changed all those instances. What I am wondering is if anyone here thinks it's a good idea if Agile makes a function that (or if it's there, I don't know about it) to quickly and automatically check your 1Password DB for use of the same password and warn you before you do it again. Also, if the function could highlight the existing entries were you have the same password used (so you can go in and correct it), without having to export 1Password's contents to a text file.

So, is this something others would find worthwhile to ask Agile to add as a feature? I think so.

Cheers,

Anthony

Comments

  • khadkhad Social Choreographer
    1Password Alumni
    Thanks for the suggestion, Anthony! This usually comes up once or twice a year at the time of a password leak from a large website. It would certainly be convenient for those times, but it is not a top priority since it would likely only get used once a year. Also, once you are using strong, unique passwords for each site it would be of no use ever. :)

    That said, we never say "never" and I think it would be a great asset to new users who are only beginning to transition to the greater security afforded by the Strong Password Generator.

    In the meantime, it sounds like you are already aware, but you can manually search for a password to see where you have [re]used it:

    http://blog.agilebits.com/2011/04/29/tips-how-to-find-duplicate-passwords/

    Ideally you obviously want to make sure that every site has a unique password, but here is how you can determine which passwords are the weakest and change them first. It is a great place to start:

    http://support.agilebits.com/kb/1password-39-for-mac-from-mac-app-store/how-to-sort-by-password-strength

    If we can be of further assistance, please let us know. We are always here to help!
  • h00liganh00ligan Junior Member
    Community Member
    edited June 2012
    If the mac client had the iphone feature of 'sort by domain' this would be quite easy... any chance we will see that? or am i missing something and it is there?

    ops, it appears if i change to layout traditional I can sort like this...sorry!
  • khadkhad Social Choreographer
    1Password Alumni
    Glad you were able to get it sorted (figuratively and literally). :D

    Let me know if there is anything else I can help with.

    Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
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