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Joe Kissell wants to help you Take Control of Your Passwords, and so do we

Take Control of Your PasswordsSometimes, a book comes along that effects change. The kind of change that gets you right [there], in that special place in your data file. The venerable Joe Kissell’s new ebook, Take Control of Your Passwords, may just be such a book.

Through chapters like “Understanding the Problems with Passwords” and “Apply Joe’s Password Strategy,” Take Control of Your Passwords does exactly what it says on the tin—it gives you an easy-to-read overview of why it’s more critical than ever to use a tool that creates strong, unique passwords for each of your apps and services. You can see Joe’s video introduction below, and here he is in the book on password reuse, a topic we’ve covered once or twice here on the Agile Blog:

reusing passwords is a terrible, terrible idea. Just. Don’t. Ever. Do. It.

It would be pretty hard to simplify it any more than that.

When you get to the “Choose a Password Manager” chapter, Joe highlights some of the players in this space but makes it pretty darn easy to Do The Right Thing with a cliff note at the beginning:

Tip: If reading about password manager features makes you drowsy and you’d rather pick one and get on with it, allow me to suggest 1Password. It’s what I use, and I think you’ll like it.

Get 20 percent off!

If you don’t want to take my word for it, though, or if you’d like to read Joe’s approach to such an important topic as taking control of your passwords, we managed to get you a coupon for 20 percent off your order! Just click this link to visit the Take Control of Your Passwords page, add the book to your cart or create a bundle with other great Take Control books, and the 20 percent discount will appear automatically in your shopping cart!

You can think of it like we’re helping you take control of getting 20 percent off your Take Control books! Thanks to Joe Kissell for writing such a useful book and recommending 1Password, as well as the folks at TidBITS Publishing!