Exchanging passwords securely with Password Link

Exchanging Passwords Securely

How to send and receive sensitive login details using a secure method

When requesting access to your WordPress website dashboard, I’ll usually require you to create a new user profile for me or, if this is not suitable, to provide me with your login details.

But I appreciate that sending login details via email or social media messaging can be worrying. If a criminal was able to intercept and obtain your login details, they could access your website and harvest your website content.

Historically, I’ve always requested that the username and password be sent via different methods; for example, the username via email and the password by messenger; this always proved tiresome for both parties and often the password would be incorrect when copied from messenger.

Introducing Password Link

Thanks to my good friend and LinkedIn connection Karen Wells, I am now using a secure password exchange service called Password Link.

Their “one-time links” can be used for sharing sensitive information securely, along with encrypted attachments to ensure files are protected. Exchanging data this way not only guards against exposure by making the link unusable after access but also extends robust protection to file sharing, maintaining the integrity of your digital communications.

Password Link Screenshot

The interface is very easy to use and navigate. You can sign up for a free plan that enables you to process 8 secrets per month, or you can subscribe to a paid plan if you want more capacity.

From here on in, anytime I need to send or receive sensitive data, I’ll be using Password Link to process the request. For me, it’s a game-changer.

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