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STEP 1 – How to construct Super Strong Passphrases

  • Passphrase considerations
  • Passphrase length recommendations
  • Passphrase ideas
  • Adding random complexity
  • Using memory prompts

How to construct Super Strong Passphrases

 

 

How to construct super strong passpharases

The information provided here is only part of my super strong passwords made easy system. I created super strong passwords made easy so you can create and use super strong passwords on all your accounts. So after watching this video look for a link to super strong passwords made easy and learn how to protect your online identity and all your accounts.

Its easy to use, and its free.

Creating super strong passphrasesI am going to give you some ideas on how to construct a super strong passphrase, if you don’t really know what a passphrase is, and why its so much better to use than a password then first watch my previous videos here, which explain how easily passwords can be hacked an why you need super strong passwords and the super strong passwords made easy system.

With my super strong passwords made easy you will generally only need to construct and remember one super strong passphrase for use with the password manager as most of you account passwords will be auto-generated for you. So we need to make it a good one.

I am not going to provide you with a single step-by-step guide to constructing your super strong passphrase because as soon as you introduce such a system hackers can develop a way to crack it.

What I am going to give you is a number of ideas for thinking up a suitable passphrase and then explain how you can easily add any required complexity and still make it easy to remember.

I recommend you review all the passphrase ideas I will provide and pick the one, or combination that best suits for you.


longer passwords make stronger passwords

Passphrase length recommendations

Lets start by revisiting length. We have learnt that the power of a password is really in its length

I recommend aiming for a passphrase of around 18 characters and keep it to under 30 characters as this seems to be the maximum for many systems., and 30 characters is getting cumbersome anyway.

This is typically a short phrase of about 3 to 5 words.

The total length of your passphrase may be longer depending on any complexity you add to it.

In an ideal world your password would be at least 18 characters long, totally random, complex and not contain any recognizable words.

This is exactly what my super strong passwords made easy system will generate for most of your accounts. You need to create at least one super strong passphrase to use with the system, and there may be other accounts you need to create passphrases for where the password manager can’t be used, or may not always be available.

The passphrases we create will contain common dictionary words which I know many password recommendations out there advice against using.

I am going to show you how to construct passphrases with common dictionary words that are super strong and yet still easy for you to remember.


Passphrase ideas

Password solutionFirst I will give you a quick overview of the different passphrase ideas and then discuss each one in a little more detail with examples.

Published sourcesusing an existing phrase taken from a published source.

Random Wordsa selection of unrelated words that have no meaning

The Factual Statementthis is a statement of fact about some aspect of your life

Affirmationsa positive statement about some aspect of your life

Fixed ReferenceUse a seemingly random source that can easily be checked.


using published sources for passphraseUsing published Sources from popular culture for your passphrase.

We have our favorite quotes, sayings, books, movies, poems, songs etc

These tend to be easy to remember and would seem to be the perfect source for creating a passphrase. In a previous video I cautioned against taking phrases directly from popular culture sources, because as passphrases gain more popularity many of these will be added to the password cracking dictionaries.

Here are the two titles takes from popular culture:

Passphrase Examples from popular culture

Gone with the wind

gonewiththewind (15)

A hard day’s night

ahardday’snight (15)

I have used examples of only 15 characters but I do recommend you try to start with a base phrase of at least 18 characters.

As they stand, both would not be good passphrases for the reasons already stated, but it would still be possible to base your passphrase on such popular phrases as long as you add some unpredictable complexity.

We will cover adding unpredictable complexity later in the video and I will show you how you can turn any phrase into a super strong passphrase.


random words for phassphrasesUsing random Words for your passphrase

There is a school of thought that advocates joining words together that are nonsensical and grammatically incorrect when creating your passphrase.

The following example was made popular by a cartoon from xkcd.com

Passphrase Examples using random words

Correct Horse Battery Staple

correcthorsebatterstaple (25)

You can create a mental image for any four words to help you remember them. This method works but I prefer to use images I can view.

While I do agree this is a better approach, it can also be more challenging for people to remember. Most of use can memorise four totally random words but its easier to select them from a source you have access to, but otherwise seems to be totally random.

passprase using random wordsHere is a picture of me at the helm of a yacht. Lets explore how we can select random words from the picture. We can just pick four visible items in the picture

Passphrase examples using visible items in picture

Cloud Hat Wheel Ropes

cloudhatwheelropes (18)

Could you remember these 4 items, especially when you can see the picture?

We are not restricted to selecting what is visible. There are things about the picture which I know which will not be evident to almost anyone else viewing it.

The picture was taken in Cebu harbor in 2016 on a Swan yacht named Chelsea so lets create a phrase based on knowledge of the picture:

Passphrase examples using knowledge of picture

Cebu 2016 Swan Chealsea

cebu2016swanChealsea (18)

Lets do another one.

Factual Statement passphrase

Here is a picture of me drinking cervesa negra beer and eating a chicko roll in an Hawaiian shirt. Now lets use other information I know about the photo.

The picture was taken in a restaurant called Phillies in 2016 on my birthday.

Passphrase examples using knowledge of picture

Negra Chiko Hawaiian

negrachikohawaiian (18)

Now you can see how we can use a picture that you have access to, or knowledge of, and create seemingly random words for a passphrase.

The examples given are already stronger than most of the passwords in use today and would be ok to use as they are.

I still recommend that we strengthen them some more and will show you how to do this and still make them easy to remember.


factualstatementsforpassphraseThe Factual statement for your passphrase

This can be any short statement about some aspect of your life.

I find it easier to base these on an image or some other visual prompt that will help me remember it.

Here are some examples:

Passphrase examples using factual statements

I have 2 dogs and 1 cat

ihave2dogsand1cat (18)

My house has 10 doors

myhousehas10doors (18)

Malcolm is 9 years old

malcolmis9yearsold (18)

I would be a little more creative than these example but the give you the general ideas

Your factual statement can be about anything…in fact it does not even need to be true!

I am sure you will agree that remembering a simple factual statement is easier.

We can also make factual statements about the images in the previous example.

Passphrase examples using factual statements from image

Sailing a Swan in Cebu

sailingaswanincebu (18)

I am eating a chicko roll

iameatingachikoroll (18)


Using affirmations for your passphrase

passphrase affirmationsThis is a variation on the factual statement idea. If you believe in the benefit of positive affirmations then creating one as your passphrase is a great idea

I found these examples online:

Passphrase examples based on affirmations

I am the architect of my life

iamthearchitectofmylife (23)

I have unlimited energy

ihaveunlimitedenergy (20)

My body is very healthy

mybodyisveryhealthy (19)

passphrase ideasUsing A fixed reference for your pass

By fixed reference I mean you look for something in your environment, or something you can always access that has written content.

The more mundane the source is – the better.

This could be a semi-permanent poster or notice on your wall, an object on your desk, or a book or some kind of document.

As long as you can always reference it then you can randomly take part of the text to use as a basis for your passphrase.

poster on wall

Poster or noticetake a few words from part of the poster or notice that is visible in your environment and use this as a basis for your passphrase.

Passphrase examples based on poster or notice on wall

Deposit until check clears

deposituntilcheckclears (23)

book or documentBook or document – something on the shelf, table or in a draw

Try to pick something totally unrelated to your personal life such as a technical manual, user guide or some other boring publication.

Turn to a page that corresponds to part of your birth date or some other significant number. Simply read the first few words on the page until you have 18 characters and use this as the basis for your passphrase.

I have chosen the book Gone with the wind as the example because we have already discussed using this book title. I found a downloadable PDF version of the book and I saved it.

My birthday is on the 21st so I went to page 21 of the book and read the first line until I had 18 characters of text

Passphrase examples based on book or document

WHEN THE TWINS left Scarlet

whenthetwinsleftscarlet

Be aware that other editions or versions of the book may have different text on the start of page 21. The important thing is you always have access to the same copy.

passphrase from objectsObjectlook for an object that is a semi-permanent fixture of your environment that has text on it.

Select some of the text you use for your passphrase

I like English breakfast tea and have it every morning so the Twinings tin picture here is something I will always have access to.

At the bottom of the tin it has the words medium flavor strength and this will be fine for the passphrase.

Passphrase examples based on fixed object

Medium flavor strength

mediumfalvorstrength (21)


Complex passwordAdd random complexity.

The strength of your passphrase is achieved through its length so there is no need to go overboard with adding complexity

We are adding complexity primarily to comply with many systems that require complex passwords, and secondly to make it super strong.

Again I do not want to provide a specific system for you to follow on how to make your passphrase complex.

I will provide some ideas and you do whatever works best for you.

The most common requirement for a complex passwords is that it is mixed case, that is upper and lower case letters, contains at least one number and a special character.

When adding complexity you have the option of incorporating it into an existing passphrase, or simply adding it.

The first option is to simply add the required complexity to an existing passphrase.

passphrase + number(s) + special character(s) + upper case character(s)

The more characters you add the stronger it will be!

First we need to decide what they are..

Lets use the following ; 5%T

Passphrase Examples – adding random complexity

Gonewiththewind

5%TGonewiththewind – (prefix)

Gonewiththewind5%T – (suffix)

Gone5%Twiththewind – (insert after first word)

Gone5with%theTwind – (between each word)

Gonewiththewin5%Td – (before last character)

These are just a few ideas for adding complexity. You can also think of your own variations on this or develop your own method to add complexity.

So how strong are these new complex passphrases. I have checked them on two popular sites for testing password strength and both report them to be VERY STRONG

The second option is to try to incorporate complexity into the passphrase itself

This approach takes a little more imagination but it is possible to create a passphrase that has all the required complexity built in.


passprase using random wordsMemory prompts

The key to creating a passphrase you can remember is to use something in your environment or that you can easily access to prompt your memory.

This is why most of the passphrase ideas I provided are based on something in my environment

Things are often best hidden in plain sight and this is true of your password remainder.

Given that you will need to remember your passphrase while using a device, why not create a custom desktop wallpaper for that device that contains your passphrase reminder.

Passphrase Memory Prompts
  • If you created a passphrase from a published source like a popular movie then use a scene from the movie.
  • If you created your passphrase using random words taken from a picture then use that picture.
  • If you created a passphrase using a factual statement then use an image related to that factual statement.
  • If you created a passphrase using an affirmation then find an image that would reflect the positive outcome of that affirmation.
  • If you used a fixed reference then use an image that related to that reference.

using a passphrase is easierI said creating super strong passwords was easy

After watching this video I am sure you will have no problem finding a suitable phrase and then adding some basic complexity to create a super strong password.

Keep a copy of your entire password in a secure place.

If you go on vacation for a couple of weeks and come back and can’t remember it you know where to find it.

It’s OK to keep a copy of the complex characters you added on a piece of paper along with an instruction on how you added them.

eg. “prefix5%T” on a postit note

If your passphrase was gone with the wind the instruction reminds you to add the complex characters to the beginning.

Anyone that happens to see the note might think its your password, and while it contains part of your password, it would not be much help to them.

You should only need to refer to this reminder for the first few times and after you are sure you have committed it to memory you can discard the note.

Creating a super strong passphrase is only part of my super strong passwords made easy system.

If you have not watched any of the previous videos, go to super strong passwords made easy and learn the whole system.

If you have watched the previous videos, in the next part I will show you how to download, install and setup the password ,manager I use and recommend.


NEXT – STEP 2
How to create secure passwords

Step 2 – Download & Install My Recommended Password Manager

  • Download Roboform
  • Install Roboform
  • Enable browser integration
  • Create Everywhere account
  • Enter your super strong master password
  • Enable toolbar on individual browsers

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How to INSTALL

The information provided here is only part of my super strong passwords made easy system. I created super strong passwords made easy so you can create and use super strong passwords on all your accounts. So after watching this video look for a link to super strong passwords made easy and learn how to protect your online identity and all your accounts.

Its easy to use, and its free!


Download and install free password manager

We will proceed now to install Roboform. I am installing it on a new Windows installation.

The process is very similar on the mac and other devices, and I am actually a mac user.

I was a windows user for a long time, In fact I a Microsoft Certified System Engineer, but I made a switch to the mac a few years ago, so I have extensive experience using roboform on both PC and Mac.

Here is a direct link to down load Roboform,

Click the button to download Roboform, it will detect your operating system automatically, and prompt you do download the version that matches your system.

downloadroboform

Download it now.


Install and configure Roboform Everywhere

Once its finished, navigate to wherever you downloaded it to on your machine, On my system its in my downloads folder, and this is typically where it will be placed by default on most systems.

download location

Once you locate it then double click it to go ahead and install it.

Click the next button.

And here it provides the option of browser integration.

roboform browser integration

Browser integration is something you will want to do.

This is very convenient because as you log in and out of systems on any of your browsers it can prompt you to save new password credentials, or when you are on a login page it will give you the option with one click of entering the password credentials and logging in automatically.

So I am happy with this, its got internet explorer, firefox, google chrome.

So we will go ahead and click on install.

OK and install again.

Now this is important – you are prompted to choose Desktop and Everywhere.

Roboform Everywhere

I going to recommend that you choose Everywhere.

The advantage of Roboform Everywhere is that your passwords are stored in a cloud. A cloud is nothing more than a special web server on the internet which is shared.

It can be shared between other people, and all your devices.

In my case I do use it occasionally to share it with co-workers when we are sharing login credentials for clients, but for most people its just a matter of being able to have their passwords available when there on their mobile phone, their smart phone or their tablet or another computer, perhaps the computer at work and the computer at home.

So we will go ahead and click on everywhere.

create roboform everywhere account

The next thing we have to do is create a roboform everywhere account.

This is the account for the cloud.

This is not to be confused with setting up your roboform account for your locally stored passwords and access.

They can share the same password, and I really don’t see any problem with doing that.

I am going to set up a new one, and I am going to provide a user ID.

This is where we use the new much stronger passphrases. Now if you have not learnt about passphrases yet I have a video that explains what a passphrase is, and why they are much more powerful than a password.

The videos explain how to best setup and make the best use of roboform including how to create super strong, but easy to remember passphrases.

And there is also a video that tells you how to construct a strong passphrase.

And as you enter your new password or passphrase it will rate it here in terms of if it considers it to be weak, good or strong.

If you used any of my passphrase created ideas it should consider the password strength to be excellent – if not review my guide to creating a super strong passphrase.

Now enter a valid email

Below this there is an advanced setting for proxy.

I am not going into advanced settings and proxies here, but if you need help with that then come and join my internetSOS group on Facebook.

Click next again.

Now its time to create your master password for Roboform.

Roboform master password

This is for the secure storage of the passwords on your local device.

This can be the same password that we used previously for the Everywhere account, or it can be something different.

Now there is a warning here.

WARNING

Please memorize your master password, it can not be recovered if forgotten

Basically this means that if you forget this password you have lost all your passwords.

Now roboform everywhere account should now be created so lets go ahead and check that.

We will enter the Everywhere account name and password and synchronize with the cloud.

Test everywhere account

There is actually no real data being brought down, but it is communicating with the cloud

Roboform sync


Adding the Roboform Toolbar to your browsers

Adding Roboform Toolbar to Google Chrome

After the successful installation you will be prompted to enable an extension for roboform password manager.

Google chrome prompt to enable toolbar

This is actually a toolbar that will be on all your browsers and enable you to easily log in to different systems, and it will also prompt you when you log into new systems to save those credentials so you an automate your log in process in the future.

So we will go ahead and enable this extension.

Roboform Toolbar on Google Chrome

Now this is Google Chrome and by default the extension sits here of on the right under one button.

Just click on the button and we have access to roboform.

Shrink down or close Google Chrome.

Adding Roboform Toolbar to Firefox

Open up firefox

Roboformworking on firefox

And Roboform is already installed.

That’s Firefox

Adding Roboform Toolbar to Internet Explorer

Right finally we are going to check internet explorer.

We can see that the toolbar is not installed

Roboform toolbar not working explorer

This happens from time to time and usually its just a matter of checking the settings and re-enabling it, and this is exactly what we are going to attempt to do now.

Note: The manual process of enabling the tool bar may vary on different versions of Windows and Internet Explorer.

So we will go to settings, we will click on internet options, click on the programs tab, click manage addons, click on toolbars and extensions, scroll down until we see the roboform toolbar, enable it in the popup dialog, and now we will close internet explorer and restart it.

manually enable roboform on internet explorer

Open Explorer again

Roboform installed on Internet Explorer

And there we have roboform successfully installed.


You should now have Roboform Everywhere setup on your device with browser integration.


NEXT – STEP 3
How to create secure passwords

Step 3 – How to quickly and easily update all your passwords to be super strong

  • Automatically save login credentials in roboform as you enter them
  • Generate super strong passwords using roboform for each of your accounts
  • Easily update the passwords in roboform
  • Manually editing password credentials in Roboform
  • Using different options in roboform for saving and logging into accounts
  • How to deal with accounts that don’t want work with Roboform
  • Avoid a common newbie mistake

How to quickly and easily update all your passwords to be super strong

 

How to construct Super Strong Passphrases

The information in the video is being provided as part of my super strong passwords made easy system.

I created super strong passwords made easy to help you create and use super strong passwords on all your accounts.

So after watching the video look for a link to Super strong passwords made easy and learn how to protect your online identity and all your accounts.

Its easy to use and its 100% free.

In this video I will show you how to use Roboform to save your account logins as you enter them, we are going to first same them using your current passwords.

I will then show you how to automatically generate super strong passwords for each account and then get you to change them in your account.

The process to change passwords for each account will be different and is totally independent of Roboform. Once you have changed the password I will show you how to easily update Roboform with the new password.

I will also show you how to manually edit Roboform to change the password credentials.

Roboform is very flexible and I will show you some of the options for saving and entering password credentials.

We will talk about the accounts that don’t work with Roboform and options to deal with them.

Finally I will show you how to avoid a very simple mistake that many new Roboform users make when saving the login credentials for newly created accounts.

Lets get started.

First I am going to show you how to add login credentials for account you already have.

You need to have the username and password handy. If you don’t know them then either look them up and write them down on a piece of paper, or enter them into a text file.

I prefer to temporally save them on something like notepad so I can simply copy and paste them.

The first account I will save a login for is Firefox.

We need to navigate to the login page for Firefox, enter the username and password and click enter.

We are not logged in. Notice at the top there is a new prompt from Roboform asking us to save the login credentials.

We are provided with a suggested name to save the credentials under.

The suggested name is usually a lot more informative than what we are being given here which is passcard.

If we leave the default of passcard it is unlikely we will remember what the login is for.

I almost always modify this to something I find more meaningful anyway.

I usually use a combination of the name of the site or service and the username or account.

In this case I will use Firefox internetSOS.

This tells me exactly what the login is for when I view it next time.

Now click save.

Next we will save the login credentials for the internetSOS Twitter account

Navigate to the website and then to the login screen.

Enter the username and password and click enter.

Again we are prompted by Roboform to save the login credentials.

This time it is suggesting Twitter

I am still inclined to make it something I find more meaningful especially as I have multiple twitter accounts.

Click on save.

Next we will jump to Google chrome and proceed to login.

One of the reasons I want to show you the Google login is that it prompts you for the login credentials in two parts.

First the username, after we have entered that we are prompted for the password.

Enter the password and click sign in.

Roboform now prompts us to save the login credentials

Again I will modify the name to something more meaningful.

Lets log out of all three accounts and then use Roboform to automatically log back in.

First we will log out of Google Chrome, next we will jump to Firefox and logout of Twitter, and finally we will log out of Firefox.

Now we will use Roboform to log back into the three accounts and change the passwords.

Go up to the Roboform toolbar and click the Login and select the saved login for Firefox under the menu.

Now we are prompted to enter the master password.

The master password is the super strong passphrase I showed you how to create in Step 1.

By default Roboform will prompt you for the master password after 120 minutes or whenever the screen saver comes on, or the system goes into sleep mode.

You can adjust these default settings in Roboform options. I will go into how to change these settings in a on advanced setting for Roboform.

Enter your super strong passphrase and click enter.

It will proceed to log me into Firefox entering my username and password in the background.

Now we will open a new tab and log into twitter using Roboform.

It does not prompt us for the master password this time as we are well within the specified 120 minutes.

So with just two clicks we are logged into our twitter account using a super strong password we don’t even need to remember.

Now we will jump over to Google Chrome and login.

It’s a slightly different way to access Roboform on Google Chrome.

Just click the Roboform icon in the top right and then click Login and select the saved login for Google

Remember that when entering and saving the login it made us enter the username and password on separate screens?

We can now log into Google Chrome with 3 simple clicks on the Roboform menu.

Now that we are logged into the three accounts we will change the password on each to be super strong and resave them in Roboform.

Lets start with Google Chrome.

The process for changing the password will vary on just about every account you have.

Navigate to where you change your password.

With many systems you are required to re-enter your current password before you can enter a new one.

We can use Robofrom to just enter the password using the fill option.

Now we are prompted to enter the new password.

We will generate a super strong password using Roboform

Go back up to the Robofrom icon and click Generate from the menu.

By default this is setup to generate an 8 character password.

I guess this is because its still the standard recommendation on most sites but we know better.

Select advanced settings, increase the password length to 18 characters.

Below are the options to make the password complex.

Upper and lower case, numbers and special characters.

We will enable all.

This should be the minimum default for all your passwords.

Occasionally you are going to encounter sites that restrict you to less characters or don’t allow special characters, just adjust the settings accordingly as needed.

I will click the generate password so you can see it generate a password.

I will do it again now because obviously I don’t want to publish my new password to the world.

Click on copy to copy it to the clipboard

Now paste the new password in, and then again to confirm it and click change password.

Google Chrome is now prompting me to save the new password.

It is good that this came up, we don’t want our browsers to save copies of the password.

Click never for this site and lets go and disable this feature on Google Chrome so that it never prompts us again.

We will go to settings

Ok we need to sign in again.

The new password is still in the clipboard so lets paste it in.

Scroll down to options, there is a tick box enabled to offer to save passwords

Simply un-tick this.

Next we will log out of Google.

We are automatically presented with the option to log back in using the same account.

We will again paste the new password.

Roboform recognizes that I am entering a different password for an existing saved login and I am given the option of creating new additional login, or replacing the existing password in the saved login.

In other words update the login with the new password and that is what we will do.

We will replace the current password, confirm you want to overwrite the existing saved password, and a message appears to confirm that the new password has been saved.

We will now jump over to Firefox to update the other two accounts to use a super strong password.

We will navigate to where we can change the password in Twitter.

There is an option to change the password in settings.

We are being prompted again for the current password

This is a common password security precaution when changing passwords

The current password has been previously saved in Roboform and I will now show you how to retrieve it from there.

Go up to the Roboform Toolbar and look for the Editor menu item.

This will display or the saved password credentials.

Highlight the entry for the account you need the password for.

In this case Twitter internetSOS

You will see the password in the right panel. Select and copy it to the clipboard.

Now paste it into the current password.

We now need to supply a new password as we did for Google and we will generate this using Roboform.

Click on the Generate button on the Roboform tool bar

You will remember that we increased the default size to 18 characters and enabled all special characters when generating a password using Google Chrome?

These new settings are saved and appear as the default in Firefox.

We will click the generate new password and save it to the new password box, and paste it in again to confirm it.

We are again automatically prompted by Roboform to replace the existing password with the new one. Click yes

Next we will update the password for Firefox.

We still have the Firefox setting open in the first tab.

We need to find where to change the password.

Lets try manage account.

At the bottom we have the option to change the password.

Again it wants to know what the current password is.

We will again copy it from the saved credentials in Roboform.

Click the Roboform icon in the menu bar and the click Editor again

Highlight the account and copy the current password.

Now enter the current password

We will again generate a new password and enter it and save

We are again automatically prompted by roboform to update the login.

I will dismiss the prompt this time as we will not save it automatically, instead I will show you how to manually change it using the Editor.

Again navigate to the password credentials in the Roboform Editor

In the top right corner is a pencil icon.

This switches us to Edit mode.

You can see the Goto and match URL

These are the login web addresses.

We then have the username and password.

But before I change the password I want to show you that the current saved login does not work.

So back to Firefox and logout of Firefox and then attempt to login using the current saved credentials.

We will close these tabs and click disconnect to log out of Firefox.

You can now see that we are not logged in.

We will attempt to login to Firefox using Roboform but because Roboform still has the wrong password, it will fail.
We can just enter the new password here and as before we will be prompted to save it, but this time I am not going to let Roboform update it.

We will dismiss the prompt and I will show you how you can manually update it.

Lets go back to the Roboform Editor and I we will see that we still have the old password, click the pencil again and simply replace the new password to replace the old one.

The star button to the right of the password toggles displaying or hiding the password.

Notice that when you hide it, the real length of the password is not shown.

Click the pencil to exit the edit mode. Close the Editor.

We are prompted to confirm the changes we just made. Click yes.

Back in Firefox we will disconnect again.

Now using Roboform with the updated password we will attempt to login to Firefox with two clicks.

See how easy that was.

Lets look at some of the options available for logging in and out of the accounts.

We have seen how to automatically login by clicking the login button in the tool bar and then clicking the desired login.

If we leave our pointer hovering over the desired login and we are presented with more options.

We can choose where we will login, whether its in the same window or a new window.

Its’ the next two options I want to talk about; these are GO FILL and GO TO.

When we just click the desired login from the login button, it will go to the login URL or web address, fill in the login form and then click submit for us.

With GO TO we can simply go to the URL or web address without doing anything else.

With GO FILL we can go to the URL or web address and have Roboform enter the login without submitting it.

Lets click the GO TO

As you can see we are now on the Twitter login page, but the login form is still blank.

Notice that we now have a new item in the Roboform menu bar, this is the login for the URL or web address we just opened.

These are much the same options we saw with we hovered over the login in the Roboform Editor.

We can fill the form without submitting, we can fill the form and submit.

We can edit the login in Roboform.

There is also a check box that will control how Roboform fills the form with regard to any existing data already in the form.

I will click fill the form without submitting and next click the login button and you can see that we are logged into Twitter.

There are occasions when these options are useful and I just wanted to show that Roboform has this flexibility.

There are lots of other options in Roboform and we will go into some of those in another video.

One thing to be aware of is that Roboform does not just work for the internet.

It will work for any application on the computer that requires a login.

There are also some accounts that don’t want to work with Roboform.

Often this is by design meaning the intentionally block any application from interacting with the login process.

Banks in particular do this and require you to manually login.

You can still use Roboform to securely store the login credentials for these accounts, but you may not be able to have Roboform automatically log you in.

Many of these sites will not even allow Roboform to save the login credentials and we need to manually create an entry for these.

To create an entry in Roboform for an account that does not to talk to Roboform we will use the clone option in the Editor.

Go to the Editor and pick an existing login to copy, right click it and then click on the clone option.

We are now asked to provide a new name, as with all the logins make it something meaningful to you for the login you are creating.

For example I will put in “My Bank Account”

Go to the newly created entry and click the pencil to edit it.

First we will change the URL or web address

You will need to copy the login URL or web address for the sight you want to log in to and paste it over the current URL’s

I will just make up a web address and enter it here.

Next we enter the account name and password for the login.

You are either going to need to manually copy the login details each time you login, or you will commit them to memory in which case you will be using a passphrase rather than using a password automatically generated by Roboform.

We are just using Roboform to security store the login credentials and because the automatic login process probably won’t work, this is an example of where you can use the GO TO option I just told you about to navigate to the login.

So you are basically just using Roboform like a bookmark

Depending on the site this also might not work. You might need to go to the site and navigate to the login.

The last thing I want to talk about is a trap for newbies.

Roboform will by default prompt you to save any form you complete online.

Sometimes this is not appropriate, and this is true when you are creating and setting up a brand new account.

When you are creating a username and password, this is done of a very different page than what will be your regular login page.

Do not attempt to save the login credentials during this setup creation stage.

After you have created the new account, log out and then log back in and this is where you save your login credentials with Roboform

Its as simple as that, but having seen a lot of newbies fall into this trap I wanted to mention it in this video.

Along with the advanced settings there are some other features of Roboform you will probably also want to know about and us.
I will tell you about these in other videos.

They include bookmarks, applications, identities, contacts and safe notes.

Using a password manager system like Roboform to update all your passwords to be super strong is only part of my super strong passwords made easy system.

If you have not watched any of the previous videos, look for a link to Super Strong Passwords Made easy below, and follow the complete system.

If you have gone through the system then you should be ready to start using Super Strong Passwords Made Easy.

If you have any questions or concerns, I provide FREE support in my internetSOS group.

Using Super Strong Passwords is only part of what you need to stay safe and protect your online identity and privacy.

Join my internetSOS group for more tips and guides on internet security.

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