It’s ok to forget your passwords… if you use Clef encrypted secure login with Waltz
If you’re interested in logging-in safely online….
Great, this Clef review is for you!
Everyone knows it’s much safer to use a different password for each online account. That’s in the ideal world. In reality, when using a full selection of letter case and numbers, it’s difficult to remember each password.
So, is there a compromise?
Definitely not – for security, our passwords need to be as varied and as long as possible. That’s the only way to keep the hackers out. We need an encrypted secure login.
There’s a solution. Clef.
Clef provides an impressive 2048-bit encrypted secure login that’s quick to use and doesn’t involve a password.
Find out more in this Clef review.
How does Clef work?
Clef launched in San Francisco in 2012 with three men on a mission to embed security in websites by default, to curb the common re-use of weak passwords. They made the login process easier, quicker and secure with two factor authentication. Unlike other encrypted secure login applications, it doesn’t involve a master password.
Clef works by sending an encrypted 2048-bit key from your mobile phone to your pc, via your phone’s camera. That key creates an encrypted digital signature. This allows websites to recognise you from your phone without using a typed password.
Clef’s quick, easy to use and secure
Having downloaded and logged into Clef’s free mobile app, you then hold the phone’s camera to face the pc. If you’ve previously set up Clef’s log-in process for that website (having typed in the username and password once only), then the moving Clef Wave image shown simultaneously on the phone and pc screen, will match within seconds for secure log-in.
You can login to as many websites with Clef integration as you like. They’ll automatically log-out at the same time with Clef’s timer. The app sends a notification five minutes before the log-out timer expires, so that you can add additional time if needed.
Whenever a website has Clef integration, the owner is using the best product available to safeguard the login process. Users know that their privacy is treated as a priority.
Clef protects you against many security breaches
Clef ‘s encrypted secure login protects users and websites from security breaches such as:
- brute-force attacks (breaking a password takes days; a Clef key takes millions of years)
- bucket-brigade attacks (Clef’s login is secure even when using open wifi without SSL)
- database breaches (your identity lives on your phone, not on a server)
- phishing protection (in-built protection diverts you to a secure website whenever Clef notices a phishing attack)
How does Clef work with Waltz?
Waltz enables Clef’s use in more websites.
It’s a Google Chrome browser plug-in, created by a separate group of developers (with the full support of the Clef team). They realised the potential of increasing Clef’s security across the internet. Using the Clef app and the Waltz extension, you can manage your online accounts and access many more websites using encrypted secure log-in. You don’t even need to be on a website’s log-in page. Waltz can deal with log-in from any webpage as there’s no password to be typed. If a website is integrated with Clef, then Waltz can be used on its mobile platform.
I would highly recommend Clef and Waltz to website owners and users. The security provided is a must-have for online technology, and the protection it delivers is vital to a safe login process.
What if you lose your phone – can you still login?
If you lose your phone, Clef’s app is protected by a 4-digit PIN that will give you time to deactivate Clef.
Clef is deactivated quickly and safely from www.getclef.com/lost. The Clef website provides a temporary, 50-digit password that allows you to securely login to your online accounts. Meanwhile, you can organise getting another phone.
How can you start using Clef and Waltz?
To use Clef and Waltz online:
- download the Clef app and select “get started”
- go to Waltz’s website and select “Add to Chrome” and “Try Waltz Now”
Review – what’s it like using Clef and Waltz?
I’ve been using Clef and Waltz for a while now and I love it.
It’s so easy and convenient to use:
- type your PIN into the Clef app
- type the website URL on the pc
- face the moving Clef wave on your phone towards the pc
- the scanner recognises the Clef wave almost instantly, and you’re logged in
Other than not having to remember passwords, I like the “log out” feature on the Clef app. Once selected, I know that all my websites are immediately, automatically logged out so that no-one else can access my details.
Note: this review is a general resource, not intended to be professional advice.
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