1Password detects a secure password sharing tool
1Password detects a secure password sharing tool

1Password has announced a new feature that allows users to securely send items to anyone, including users outside the app.

Password Manager allows you to easily share passwords with anyone through Psst! (Security Password Sharing Tool), the company's new link sharing feature.

Instead of using the app's pre-existing sharing options that require an account or simply copying and pasting your login details, which is inherently insecure, Psst! This makes sharing a password a bit like sharing a Google Doc with someone.

You can create a link to share password credentials, set password expiration time (when first person sees it, after 1 hour, 1 day, 1 week, 14 days or 30 days) and passwords with specific people (via E - Mail) or other people sharing the connection.

The process is similar to sharing a link to your Google Drive or Google Docs folder. You can see how it all works by watching the 1Password video created.

The experience of the person receiving the link may vary based on your sharing settings. Setting the shared content so that everyone can see it will open the link and display a copy of the credentials at the time of sharing.

If the content you share is intended for a specific group of people, they will need to verify their email address and then receive a one-time verification code to access it.

1Password allows you to share passwords through links

Please note that this link provides access to a copy of the information shared when the link was created. If you change the saved password later, the old link will not display the new password.

This secure password sharing tool is based on Psst! Part of this has to do with the security of confirmation codes for receiving emails. However, this method can protect the rest of the information, provide a way to track who has accessed your credentials, and as long as you choose to do so, access to your credentials will be confiscated.

This feature was developed in response to research that showed that people have no choice but to share information via insecure platforms. Examples include email, chat services, spreadsheets, and text.

"Users frequently ask about the ability to send passwords or other sensitive content to users who do not have one," the company said.

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