As 10 million users of hacked LinkedIn, eHarmony and LastFM accounts react by changing their passwords, TopTenREVIEWS releases a comparison of the best password managers. These security applications provide automatic logins and protect passwords using expert-recommended password management practices.
"Recent news has really opened our eyes to the fact that if you don't take some kind of offensive action, your passwords will be hacked," said Lecia Monsen, Managing Editor of TopTenREVIEWS. "Few people can remember complex passwords or change them often enough. Passwords management software can do everything for you securely."
The Top 3:
1. RoboForm Everywhere: TTR's Gold Award winner works on all devices. It accommodates the way people now access the internet, which is from their mobile phones and tablets, laptops and desktops, both Macs and PCs. It can even login to multiple accounts simultaneously.
2. Sticky Password Pro: The TTR Silver Award winner is simple to use and extremely secure. It has integration tools for most browsers including Google Chrome and Firefox. This app also has a free compatible iPhone/iPad app available in the iTunes store.
3. Kaspersky Password Manager: TTR's Bronze Award winner, offered by one of the top global internet security companies, utilizes top password management technology. It can bypass keyloggers and phishers and secure data and passwords using military-grade encryption methods.
What Makes a Powerful Password Manager?
The best password managers are simple to use and provide exceptional security. Many also provide portability, such as the ability to run from a USB drive or mobile phone. While researching to find the best password management software, TopTenREVIEWS considered three major criteria.
Password Management: Besides security, this is the most important function of the software. These tools organize passwords, facilitate automatic logins and manage popular account types, including bank account information.
Security: Since this software hides all passwords and usernames behind one master login, it has to be extremely secure. At the minimum, the best products provide 256-bit encryption and automatic lockouts. Top products also generate complex passwords and provide tools for bypassing keyloggers and phishers.
Mobile Tools: Nowadays people use numerous devices to login to their online accounts. The most forward-thinking password management providers offer tools for running the software from a USB drive and offer compatible mobile phone apps.
Passwords managers can help people follow expert-recommended methods for decreasing password hacking, which include using passwords with more than 12 characters, frequently changing passwords and not using the same password for more than one account. Although following these guideless can be extremely challenging for most, it is easy to do with a secure password manager.
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