What Is The Best Password Manager?

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What Is The Best Password Manager?
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It’s no secret we’re very into data security and online privacy, and one of the easiest steps you can take is to use a password manager to generate (and store) strong, very-difficult-to-crack passwords. Even if you don’t care about the security aspects ” perhaps you think you’re unhackable ” they’re an incredibly convenient way to remember your passwords for all the sites and services you subscribe to.

There are plenty of password manager apps out there, and some applications, browsers, and operating systems come with built-in options. Lately, I’ve found myself drawn to Firefox Lockwise, especially since the mobile app syncs with the recently launched desktop version.

I’ve also used Dashlane in the past, which are consistently mentioned as favourites around the web.

Which password manager do you prefer?

We want to hear about your favourite password managers. (If you don’t have one, what are you waiting for? Don’t memorise the same few, terrible passwords; you’re better than that.)

Comment below with your password manager pick(s) and the reasons why they’re your favourite. I’ll comb through your responses (and check out the ones I haven’t used before), then highlight the most-recommended apps in a future post.


This story has been updated since its original publication.

Comments

  • Ive always used Dashlane and its been great, syncs well and has all the features i need, has defiantly improved my password security since i started to use it.

  • LastPass free is full of features. Just about to trial the family option to see if it’s worth the money. Paid options used to be a lot cheaper.

    Family plan because I can share with more than one person, and the emergency access feature is really important to me.

    LastPass has had its security glitches in the past, but there are bugs in any system and the important thing is how well LastPass dealt with them.

    • Yeah, I’m a Lastpass user too. Yes, they had security glitch in the past but not only were they on to it but they were also adamant about keeping their user base informed and in the loop, making sure they were advising them of anything they needed to do to secure their accounts and make sure their passwords were safe.

  • Bitwarden always seems to fly under the radar in these discussions. I switched over from Lastpass recently and think it is excellent.

  • Lastpass without a doubt. Cross platform, multi device.

    The fact that LastPass doesn’t even keep your master password – just a salted hash of it – coupled with PEE (Pre Egress Encryption) on the client means that even if the LastPass servers are compromised the hackers will get nothing but gibberish.

  • Been a happy Roboform user for a good few years now. Seem to remember they’ve got a client for every platform/browser I use (including Windows RT and Mobile when I used them – if I recall).

  • Using Dashlane – so impressed I pay for premium (the only software subscription service I have ever paid for)

  • LastPass, mainly because it can run on my Android as well as the laptop and desktop (although at a fee). I was ready to ditch it when it was bought by LogMeIn, but they seem to have kept their sticky fingers off most of it.

  • I’ve used KeePassX for years now, on Android, Linux and Windows. I put the encrypted file in Dropbox, making it accessible across all my devices.
    It doesn’t auto-fill, but it does make it easy to copy the ‘username’ and ‘password’ fields for pasting into web pages, etc.
    Mostly, I like that it’s Open Source and therefore unlikely to have any back doors, and won’t be suddenly withdrawn or charged a fortune for.

  • Our organization recently selected a password manager. We reviewed dozens of products, demo’d a handful and tested a few that rose to the top of our assessment. To keep a long story short, the best one (and the one we chose) was Keeper. They beat out the competition on security, functionality, support and of course pricing. It is easy to use and adoption has been a no brainer. The new BreachWatch service is incredibly valuable.

  • Bitwarden. Free, open source. Successfully went through an audit. The technically inclined can look through the code, no trust needed. Can setup your own servers.

  • This article is dated as being published on “Feb 26, 2020, 4:00pm” but most of the responses are from ‘Jul 3, 2019’. How suss is that for an article about computer security!

        • Yeah I know its a reposted article and there are lots of them on LH, but I usually see them pointing out that they are reposted and often at the start of the article. I didn’t notice the ‘warnings’ to say it’s reposted and found it ironic that an article on security didn’t point out something as basic as this, besides it just being lazy.

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