All About Bitcoin

If you're new to Bitcoin and need to know what Bitcoin is, how it works, and how you can get and spend Bitcoin, a good place to start is here: https://bitcoin.org/en/bitcoin-for-individuals.

Looking for places to buy Bitcoin? Try: localbitcoins.com/ or www.bitquick.co/ or www.circle.com/ .

Need an online storage wallet? One of the most popular is available for free at Blockchain.

How about a desktop wallet for your PC or laptop? Check out multibit.org/ for an easy to use feature filled wallet.

 

Password Managers

Keeping up with login information can be a daunting task. Generally there are two options available for password storage: print & store or use a password manager.

You can print or write down your login information. But this becomes tedious if you use the recommended complex passwords required to make your account secure. Additionally you must be sure to store this information in a secure place, such as in a safe or a vault.

For these reasons many people opt to store their login information in a Password Manager. As it turns out, there are several applications designed just for this task, and many are available for free.

If you'd like to learn more about Password Managers we recommend you start with this article http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2475964,00.asp as it offers a comparison between many of the more popular Password Managers.

If you want to skip the lesson, you might want to check out KeePass for it's simplicity and ease of use. KeePass is ideal if you are a desktop or laptop user. You can download it for free at keepass.info.

Other Password Managers are available for Android and Apple products; some free some paid. A quick Google search should turn up quite a few.

Update May 2019 - If you're not opposed to spending a little money for an outstanding password manager we highly recommend you check out Enpass. Enpass is a fantastic password manager that gives you access to all of your passwords from Windows, Mac, Ios, Android, and Linux. There is a free version available, but the paid (around $10 at the time of this writing) brings out all the bells and whistles. You can add a password on one device and instantly it's available across all of your devices. It's definitely worth checking out if you're in the market for a password manager.

Just remember, before you trust your sensitive information to a product you download, do some research and make sure the product is legit. The last thing you want is to find out your Password Manager was corrupt, purposely or otherwise, and all of your password and login information has now been compromised.

Best of luck to you!

Tip! Your Incognify account gives you the option of providing a second email address to which a password reset email can be sent should you ever forget your login information.

There are pros and cons to providing a second email address. It's important to remember that should you ever lose or forget your login information we cannot provide it to you due to the nature of our service. Therefore, sending a password reset email to yourself is the only way of re-gaining access to your account should you lose or forget your login information. And the only way to send a password reset email is if you actually enter a second email to which you would like to receive the password reset message.

Conversely, any email you send from your Incognify account to a known email account tied to you can theoretically leave a trail linking that known email account back to your Incognify email account. This, in effect, links your Incognify email account to you.

The decision to provide or not to provide a second backup email address is entirely yours. Should you decide to enter a fallback email address, here are the steps to do so:

  • First login to your Incognify email account.
  • Then click your email address in the upper-right header and choose 'Contact Information'.
  • Here you can enter a second email address for password resets.

Note that there is an option to provide an access token for Pushbullet. We do not recommend using Pushbullet, as it will directly link your Incognify account to your Google or Facebook account. This will essentially nullify any anonymity provided by Incognify. However it is there and available should you choose to use it.

 

Disclaimer - Incognify is not associated with, endorsed by, or an affiliate of PC Magazine, KeePass, Enpass, or any other company who's product or service we have referenced herein. We provide these links for the potential benefit of our clients and for informational purposes only.