Give all the recent hacking incidents such as eBay and Spotify it’s really becoming increasingly difficult to ensure that all of your login details you use are secure and easy to remember. The problem is with having so many logins and passwords to remember people tend to use the same passwords for most sites they visit. I myself have about 5-6 different passwords for my personal use, and thanks to the security policy at my work, I have to keep tabs on more.
I recently started looking at password managers as a means of taking away the pain of having to remember and manage all of my passwords, so I looked at what appears to be the current market leaders www.lastpass.com and www.dashlane.com
Both are good and took a little while to get used to, but for me, Dashlane turned out to be the better of the two in terms of the interface and features.
The first thing you do is install the program on your PC, phone and/or tablet and create an account. In my case, I installed on my PC and imported all of my passwords from Chrome. Dashlane uses AES-256 Encryption to store your details locked under a master password that is only stored locally on the machine you use, nice and secure.
The first thing that gets your attention is the analysis of your existing passwords, in my case below as I had used some passwords across lots of sites and some of those sites had been had been compromised hence rendering a password I use across multiple sites at risk.
The analysis is a great way of getting you focussed on updating your passwords to decrease the chance of getting one of your accounts hacked. While I have quite a few that are classed as compromised and it will take me a while to get through them all, the good news is once reset I no longer have to remember what the password is, Dashlane will do all that for you. This is kind of liberating, especially when Dashlane also logs you into sites automatically at sites you visit, saving you having to even click to login, a great feature!!
You can also install Dashlane on your mobile device. If like me your use Android, it will provide a Dashlane browser and keyboard which offers to log you into any apps or websites you use.
Also worth mentioning that Dashlane can also look after receipts, notes, credit card, Paypal and on-line form details like your name and address making on-line shopping quicker and more secure.
Only one drawback I have found is where sites ask for digits from a password so 1st, 3rd, 4th and 6th for example, Dashlane does not seem to cover this yet, but you can just open Dashlane to get the details, so it’s just a minor issue.
All in all, if you care about your security on-line and reduce your risk of getting any of your accounts hacked give Dashlane a try, feel free to use the following link to get a free account with 6 months free access! > https://www.dashlane.com/
I’m Interested in your thoughts on password managers as this one has changed my online life, feel free to leave a comment below.