Password Management

Did you know that 81% of security breaches happen because people fail to secure their passwords and credentials?

Managing various websites and system credentials can seem tricky and many of us are guilty of using the same password across multiple websites or writing passwords in a book and leaving them unsecured. These practices can put your accounts at risk to fraudsters, cyber-attacks and hackers.

Due to increasing identity fraud and cyber-attacks, we aim to provide you with information that will help you stay safe online.

Following on from our article “How to Create Complex Passwords and Stay Safe Online”, we would like to introduce you to some leading password managers that will help you manage your passwords.

Password managers are a brilliant tool for everyone – corporate, small business, personal, students and families – to store all of your passwords securely in a central location.

A password manager can prompt you to save new login credentials and update any that it detects has changed. When you return to a website on which you have credentials stored, the password manager can detect your saved credentials and automatically fill in the login fields for you.

Password managers have a built-in password generator feature to help you create and update old passwords. They have an easy copy and paste functionality and can be used and accessed across many devices and operating systems.

Some password managers have account limitations such as a limit on the number of devices or operating systems you can use on a free account. To get the one that is right for you, please compare them and see what features you would like in a password manager. Password managers range in cost from free to a monthly or annual subscription. Costs vary and depend on the features you require.

Keeper Password Manager
LastPass password manager
LogMeOnce Password Manager
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KeePass password manager

Leading Password Managers

Discover some of the leading password managers below. Each has a free account option that you can try.

Keeper Password Manager
https://www.keepersecurity.com/en_GB/

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Keeper has an account for enterprise, business, personal, family, student, military & medical users and is available for all popular platforms and browsers.

PROS

  • Well-designed interfaces with cross-platform syncing
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Secure password sharing
  • Secure file storage & messaging (optional)
  • Records a full history of passwords and files

CONS

  • Limited free version

LastPass password manager
https://www.lastpass.com/pricing

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This password manager offers many brilliant features for little to no cost. Below are some free features that LastPass has:

  • Secure password vault
  • Access on one device
  • Save & fill passwords
  • Password Generator
  • Secure notes
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • LastPass authenticator
  • Basic support

PROS

  • Can be used on major platforms and browsers
  • Password strength report and dark web monitoring tools
  • Secure sharing and password inheritance
  • Two-factor authentication

CONS

  • Syncing limitations for free users
  • Some personal data types can’t be used for form filling
  • No support for modern Universal Two-Factor 

LogMeOnce Password Manager
https://www.logmeonce.com/

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LogMeOnce offers free, professional and family accounts. The free LogMeOnce account has similar features to LastPass but offers: 

  • Unlimited Devices & Sync
  • Stores up to 3 Credit Cards
  • Password Calculator

PROS

  • Easy to use
  • Password strength report
  • Two Factor Authentication
  • Robust security features

CONS

  • Paid plans are required to share more than a few passwords and files
  • An overwhelming number of features

1Password Logo
https://1password.com/

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Easy to use, this password manager syncs passwords and personal data across all your devices.

PROS

  • An app for major operating systems (Windows, macOS, Linux, Android &iOS)
  • Intuitive password organisation
  • Simple and secure authentication when adding new devices
  • Multi-factor authentication

CONS

  • Limited import options
  • Lacks inheritance feature

KeePass password manager
https://keepass.info/download.html

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KeePass has superior customisation and security but may be difficult to use with its dated interface.

PROS

* Excellent security

* Multi-factor Authentication

* Always free

*Optional Portable database storage

CONS

  • Not intuitive suits tech-savvy users
  • No live user support
  • Plugins are often required for features built into other password managers

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