What brought you here?
Self-empowerment, the foundation of a safe and full life
Spectre is about privacy, but more than that it is about people.
When I think of myself and my own experience trying to juggle this jungle of online accounts, security and sustainable access, I recall quite vividly how many times along the way I've felt exasperated.
Like many of you, I started out convincing myself that a password only needed to be safe if I had anything of value to protect. Most of my accounts were held shut with a trivially simple password that I re-used everywhere for simplicity.
Here's something about me — my memory's no athlete. Appointments exist only if they're in my calendar. The name of the neighbour I met just five minutes ago, maybe it started with an S? You might think that's pretty bad – you might think "hey — that's me!".
I can remember a password, no problem, assuming I use it regularly. Expecting me to remember a different one for every website, ha – I think not.
But our identities are valuable. It doesn't matter whether you think your account has something worthwhile in it — your account is extremely lucrative.
Bots are constantly looking to appear valid, and infiltrating a real person's identity is a great way to look genuine. Infiltrating thousands of people's real identities, now that's something that can be used to pick winners or losers.
As trivial as your everyday clicks may seem, the data that can be gleaned from your activity is incredibly useful in manipulating you, manipulating your friends, your family, and manipulating people who think and feel like you do.
Spectre, and formerly Master Password, has been incredibly useful to me. It's ended my worry around who's really in control over my own accounts and what I do with them. And with the world becoming ever-more online, every single year, having that part of the problem settled once and for all, that's a huge burden off my shoulders.
What's your story? What's your journey? Where would you like to go next?
Delete your passwords.