1Password to get its own hide my email feature. This feature will work just like Apple’s new hide my email feature. The only difference with this one is that it works everywhere.
1Password to Get Its Own Hide my Email Feature
1Password is now launching a new feature. This new feature will allow its users to create “unique email aliases” for their logins. The feature as mentioned earlier is very much like the ‘apples iCloud plus hide my email’ function. The platform 1Password is entering a partnership relationship with FastMail to bring this feature to the password manager. The feature will give users the ability and option of hiding their email addresses from apps and other services.
The CEO of FastMail, Bron Gondwana explains, “Your email address is your online identity. If your credentials are compromised in a data breach, having a randomly generated email address adds a second line of defense because it can’t be associated with your primary email address, and therefore, your identity.”
Why Use This New Masked Email Feature
This new email feature will be the ideal email address for the registration of accounts for temporary reasons. Aside from that, it can also be used to hide your personal email address from any service or app as the aliases used don’t expire unless they are manually defeated by a 1Password user.
Popular emailing platforms such as Gmail and outlook already have email aliases existing within them. Aliases are a good way to cut down on spam messages if they are a problem to you. With the 1Password FastMail integration, the feature is taken up a notch as it makes it near impossible for scammers to know your real email address.
Often at times, leaked databases of reused passwords and email addresses have been used by scammers and attackers to phish and scam people. But however, these attackers will need both your email address and your password to carry out their attacks. Users with unique email addresses and passwords are less at risk from attackers.
Platforms like Have I Been Pwned have been in the business of tracking data breaches for many years now. And of all these years, the affected email address appears often in more than one breach. The founder of Have I Been Pwned and strategic advisor at 1Password says “my service is now tracking 5 billion email addresses with each one appearing in an average of 2 data breaches. It is more important than ever that we protect our privacy and protecting the primary key to our digital lives, our email address will have a really positive impact.”