Wabiz 2.0 protects passwords
The iPhone version of Wabiz 2.0 now includes a new feature: the Secret Notebook, which stores all the passwords you need to log in to websites where you are registered.
When registering for a site, we generally have to choose between entering a standard password that fits anywhere and that we use on every site, or creating a strong password made up of upper and lower case letters, numbers, and special characters. The first option is obviously not ideal; if you’re not convinced yet, just consider the recent debacle with lefigaro.fr including unencrypted user passwords in URLs.
Saving passwords in the Secret Notebook
The first time you launch the Wabiz Secret Notebook, the window will display a large plus sign: click on it to add your first password to the Notebook. Once you have clicked to save a new password, you will need to fill in the following fields:
- The descriptor that will identify the password in question in the list of all passwords. The descriptor can be seen by anyone and is not secret.
- The username: this is the username with which you log in; for an email account, for example, the username is often your email address.
- The password: as the name indicates, this is the password, i.e. the secret you are trying to protect.
- Details: use this field to include any optional information.
- Category: choose a category from the 7 currently available options: Work, Communications, Banking, Home, Shopping, Games, Other.
Save the information by clicking the OK button at the top right of the screen.
Protecting your passwords with a single access code
Wabiz uses the single access code you entered when you launched the program for the first time to encrypt (encode) the data you entrust to Wabiz: keychain and passwords. By entering this access code into the application, you prove your identity and can access the passwords protected in the Secret Notebook.