3 Password Management Apps: Reduce Hack Chances

The recent Lawyerist.com post How to Secure Legal Documents reveals just how quick and easy it is to crack weak passwords and is a call to action for everyone to evaluate their “password hygiene” habits!

The old saying “the best defense is a good offense” holds true in the online world of passwords too. And your best offense is to use a password manager app that remembers login information for sites you access, helps you generate strong ones, and warns you when you have duplicates.

Consider using the free version of one of these three apps to help beef up your password offensive plan.

LastPass offers a free or premium version. The free version provides:

  • Access on all devices Now Free
  • Save & fill passwords
  • Password generator
  • Secure notes
  • Share passwords & notes
  • Security challenge
  • Two-factor authentication

Dashlane is touted as the”world’s best password manager & secure digital wallet” and the free version provides:

  • Password manager
  • Auto fill
  • Digital wallet
  • Ironclad security
  • Works on all platforms – Desktop and mobile
  • Emergency sharing
  • Secure sharing (up to 5 items)
  • Security breach alerts
  • Password changer

RoboForm bills itself as “the top rated password manager” and the free version offers:

  • Password generator
  • Folders and search functionality to organize password
  • Strong security
  • Password audit to detect duplicate passwords
  • Import/export options from another file or password manager app
  • Auto-fill web forms
  • Encrypted text notes
  • Access and sync across all devices
  • Secure sharing

Creating strong passwords is an all-important defense tactic! Using one of the above apps will get you started on the path to doing so, but be certain to create a very strong master password for whichever password manager app you choose!

About Cheryl Niemeier

Cheryl Niemeier is Director of Knowledge & Research Services at Bose McKinney & Evans LLP. Ms. Niemeier received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana in 1986 and her Bachelor of Science in Education from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana in 1981. Ms. Niemeier has held multiple professional leadership positions in local, regional and national library associations. She frequently speaks at professional association conferences and continuing legal education seminars. Ms. Niemeier has authored multiple articles and seminar publications.
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