Cloudflare is a large internet technology provider used by millions of websites around the world. Last week they announced a vulnerability that potentially affected all their clients.
In many ways this is a “no news” report for us as your 1Password data was safe during this entire time, and remains so today. 1Password was designed with multiple layers of encryption, and your data is encrypted before it ever leaves your computer. In short, we anticipated the day when HTTPS (SSL/TLS) might fail, so we weren’t worried when that day came.
Even though your data is safe in 1Password, and you don’t need to change your Master Password, it’s important to pay attention to the websites you visit. Some of them may have been using Cloudflare, and you may need to change their individual passwords.
Thankfully 1Password can help with that!
Use Watchtower to find passwords you need to change
Watchtower tells you about password breaches and other security problems on the websites you have saved in 1Password. It’s included on Mac and iOS with every 1Password subscription, and we’ve already added sites that were affected by the issue last week.
It’s easy to get started! Check Watchtower to see if any of the sites you have saved in 1Password are vulnerable. If so, change your passwords for those sites. 1Password can generate strong passwords for you.
To keep ahead of future problems:
- Avoid reusing passwords. Always use unique, randomly generated passwords for each website.
- Turn on item counts. Choose View menu > Show Item Counts, and you’ll be able to see at a glance if Watchtower is reporting any vulnerabilities.
We continually update Watchtower as security breaches are reported, so you can change your passwords right away. We do this without ever knowing what websites you have saved in 1Password. 1Password downloads Watchtower information to check your websites on your devices. Learn more about how Watchtower protects your privacy.