Fortunately, the bag was stolen on the final day of the trip and not the first, otherwise we would have had serious problems throughout the holiday. This is another post for another time, but it’s kind of shocking how crippling the loss of a phone is.
I recently changed my Apple ID password to an unmemorable password (a mistake, as we shall see later), so the only password I have memorised is the one to unlock 1Password.
So, second task in this security audit: register a few other Trusted Numbers with Apple, and make sure that at least one of them is someone that you’re not travelling with. Additionally, make sure you know how to get in touch with that person without access to any devices or iMessage or any social media.
So, third to-do item in this process: print and carry a copy of my 1Password Recovery Kit [with your Secret Key but not your password]. It’s probably also wise to create a second copy and leave it with someone you trust and can contact, just in case you are stripped of literally everything.
I would be wary of accessing 1Password from a public computer that might be logging your keystrokes.
I don’t understand why his top priority was disabling Apple Pay. How would the thief use it without Touch ID?
Update (2017-04-14): McCloud:
ApplePay has a “Pay With Password” option you can use. Hidden until you try to use TouchID and fail at least once.
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