Password Managers


What is a Password Manager?

A password manager is a software application that helps store and organize a users passwords and sensitive information. The data is stored behind one strong secure password and the encryption of application.

Benefits of Password Managers

Some benefits of password managers depend on if you use free version or a purchased version. Typically the free versions are desktop based and do not offer mobile device services. However, free password mangers usually come with password generators, a database to store your passwords and sensitive information, and auto fills usernames and passwords so you don’t have to remember them. They are great tools to help organize and keep your passwords safe without writing.

 

Below are two examples of excellent password managers:

1Password (must be purchased)

  • Generates a strong password for every app, site or service.
  • Automatically fills in password in app or website login with username and password.
  • All passwords are stored in a strong vault with multiple layers of encryption.
  • Can be used on all computers and mobile devices.
  • Does a security audit of websites.
  • The information can be shared among family and co-workers securely.
  • Stores personal information safely.
  • Does not have multi-factor authentication.
  • Has a fee.

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LastPass (Free)

  • Automatically fills in password in app or website login with username and password.
  • Web application.
  • Local only decryption.
  • Does not support mobile devices with free version.
  • Works well with all browsers.
  • Share accounts with friends and family.
  • Password Generator.
  • Stores personal information safely.
  • Multifactor Authentication.
  • $ 12 a year you can get mobile device support.

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