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The Best Password Managers

The Best Password Managers by thewirecutter.com

If you’re not using a password manager, start now. A password manager makes you less vulnerable online by generating strong random passwords, syncing them securely across your browsers and devices, and filling them in automatically. After 18 hours of research and testing, we believe that LastPass is the best password manager for most people. It has all the essential features, it works with virtually any browser on any device, and most of its features are free. (A Premium version, which costs $24 per year, adds advanced security features, better sharing, and other useful tools.


I Finally Set Up a Password Manager—and You Really Should, Too By Lauren Phillips, www.realsimple.com

Anyone who doesn’t already have a password manager needs one—stat. Talking about online security might not be the most glamorous topic, but with the huge number of password-requiring accounts and sites online, it’s quickly becoming one of the most important ones, especially because an ill-intentioned person with the right password can wreak havoc across one’s finances, social media accounts, and more.


Protecting Your Internet Accounts Keeps Getting Easier. Here’s How to Do It. By Brian X. Chen, www.nytimes.com

There are many tools for setting up two-factor authentication, a security mechanism that prevents improper access. These four methods are the most compelling.


Why you should never allow your web browser to save your passwords By Jack Wallen, www.techrepublic.com

When a web browser like Chrome, Firefox or Safari is allowed to store passwords, you're putting your network security at risk.

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