With the recent news of LinkedIn’s follies – six million passwords leaked online – we immediately took notice that people should be more cautious with their passwords. Unfortunately, the majority of us know all too well that it’s hard to keep track of several passwords across several sites. Even more so, people have a tendency to use the same password for multiple applications and websites, thereby increasing the chances of either being hacked, or worse, having your personal information stolen.
Between email, social media sites (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.) and financial accounts, among others, it’s difficult to keep track of so many passwords.
The following is a list of services which provides encrypted protection for all your passwords, both web-based and mobile-based applications.
RoboForm Pro: This platform offers a simple, functional interface that can effortlessly manage logins, usernames, PINs and bookmarks. The product also includes an easy one-click form filling and can be securely accessed from a desktop, laptop, netbook or mobile device.
Kaspersky Password Manager: This software provides digital identity protection that secures passwords and personal data in an encrypted “vault”. The software generates random passwords which are nearly impossible to crack and makes it convenient to use with only one master password. The software can be saved onto a flash drive, making it easily accessible on other computers without having to install any software to the device.
1Password: 1Password is a Mac password manager with support for syncing to your iPhone and iPad through the 1Password mobile suite. The platform organizes and syncs passwords, as well as software licenses and files.
Keeper®: Keeper is the number one mobile security app, which allows users to store all their passwords and private information. The app, which syncs across desktops and mobile devices through the cloud (iPhone, iPod, iPad, Kindle Fire, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Mac, etc.), manages and stores passwords while randomly creating passwords for any number of sites inputted by the user. The app utilizes full 128-bit unbreakable AES ciphers and offers “self-destruct protection” to ensure unauthorized users can never access the stored data.