In light of the recent Heartbleed exposure, a lot of companies have been updating their OpenSSL security software and asking account users to update their password information. Some companies have actually forced users to change their password. It is extremely important to have a unique, strong password that combines numbers, letters, and symbols to secure your private information. However, it is difficult to remember dozens of complex passwords and you don’t want to use the same one for every account.
Locko for OS X is a password manager that makes it possible for you to create and store as many unique passwords as you need while only needing to remember one. Plus, it comes with a file vault and cloud sync so you can keep all of your data secure and access it from any device…
The first thing you are probably thinking right now is, “How secure is it?” Locko uses AES-256 encryption, which is the same Advanced Encryption Standard that 1Password uses. It’s secure.
The app comes with a password generator program that lets you choose the strength and customize whether you want numbers and letters, upper and lower case, and punctuation symbols.
You can store more than passwords, too. The app lets you secure documents, credit card information, software licenses, and even pictures. Not that anyone should have photos that they don’t want others being able to see. But if for some reason, you are trying to hide pictures from prying eyes, you can secure them in Locko with 256-bit encryption. No one will be able to see them but you.
Along with the password manager app, you can download the browser extension for free, which is compatible with Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. The plugin will let you quickly populate password information to a website without having to open the full app.
It also synchronizes with both Dropbox and iCloud. Download the app onto multiple computers and all changes will sync automatically on all computers. The app’s developer, Binary Nights, is also working on an iOS app, so eventually, you will be able to access and sync your secure passwords across your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, too.
I’ll be the first to say that I think 1Password is the best password manager around. However, it is not exactly cheap. Even at half-off, it is a big investment. What makes Locko so special is that it is on sale for only $0.99 for a short period of time. It is normally priced at $19.99, so be sure to grab it before the sale ends. Download it in the Mac App Store today.
What do you think about Locko? Do you think you’ll use when changing passwords for those Heartbleed affected websites?