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by John W. Simek, Vice President of Sensei Enterprises, Inc.

Share 1Password Passwords with a Link

October 13, 2021

1Password is a very popular password manager used for organizing and managing your login credentials and other sensitive information. Gizmodo reported that 1Password has released a feature to allow users to share passwords using a link. The new feature is called PSST (who makes up this stuff?), that stands for Password Secure Sharing Tool. You can customize the password link to determine who can access it and how long it is valid for.

Akshay Bhargava, 1Password’s Chief Product Officer, said, “We know that at home and at work, people are sharing secrets like passwords and API keys through insecure methods. 76 percent of families reported sharing passwords insecurely by writing them down or sharing them in a chat or spreadsheet, for example. According to 1Password research, 48% of companies use a shared document or spreadsheet to store and manage enterprise secrets. 59% of workers share secrets over email. 81% of IT and DevOps workers (VP and above) reuse secrets between projects.”

Call me crazy, but why is 1Password encouraging a really poor security practice? Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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