In this age of the cloud, protecting your password has never been more important. With many people’s most personal information contained within devices which are commonly lost, choosing the best password manager is so vitally important. Which password managers should you consider?
What is the Best Password Manager?
Getting started with Dashlane is incredibly simple. It is possible to import passwords from your various internet browsers onto the software in a few clicks. If you are transferring from another password manager, this is also easy to do also. Dashlane is head and shoulders above the rest because it is able to automate tasks which in other password managers could be a pretty complicated task. For example, it automates the task of saving login credentials and brings them up when you visit the website next time round.
Dashlane forces you to choose a secure password as your master password. It is essential to make it have at least 8 alphanumeric characters, with a minimum of one number, with an accompanying lower and upper case letter. In my personal opinion, the password should at least be 12 characters to maximize security.
Dashlane also comes with a unique 2 factor authentication system. It is possible to set 2 factor authentication for every login, or only for certain websites. Google Authenticator is becoming a lot more prevalent, and Dashlane is able to work seamlessly with this program. All you need to do is to take a picture of the QR code displayed on screen, and that’s it. This is a quick process to complete for piece of mind.
There are many advantages to Dashlane 4. For one, the user experience is second to none. The fact that it works with PC as well as Mac and Android is a good selling feature. There is a very useful password change facility which allows you to change up to 500 passwords in one go. This is good if you wish to change all passwords if one becomes compromised.
Dashlane’s nearest competitor in terms of functionality is probably LastPass. This program is able to securely sync all your passwords across all your devices. Like Dashlane, you can set up a multi-factor authentication system. This ensures you are totally secured. It is also possible to make use of the automated password changing functionality for quickly altering and securing your passwords.
One disadvantage that we see with Last Pass compared to Dashlane is the fact that the factory settings for the password generator could be a lot more secure. If they improved this feature, I believe it would be watertight in terms of security.
In my opinion, LastPass is as good as Dashlane. The application password management systems is a marked improvement on previous versions of LastPass and the password sharing groups that it comes with is especially useful. If you have any views on these two password managers, or think you know what the best password manager is, be sure to let us know.