Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 by Will Hagle
Dashlane is a password manager that allows users to save receipts, payment types, passwords, as well as letting them personalize their digital wallet.
With the recent outbreak of security data breaches, it’s becoming more and more obvious that individuals need to start thinking more carefully about the way their data is handled online. One of the major setbacks to navigating the web is that multiple accounts are often necessary, and the easiest way to maintain several accounts is to use the same password to log in to all of them. When there’s a large-scale (or small-scale) online security breach, however, this puts users at risk. Dashlane offers a free password manager that imports user passwords into a secure digital vault. If a website is breached, Dashlane notifies the user as soon as it is aware. The site also offers additional services such as identifying weak or too-often reused passwords and generating suggestions for a more secure online presence.
Dashlane has several features that make it an all-encompassing online security service. Of course, skeptics might think that storing all of your data in a centralized location is counter-intuitive to the entire notion of maintaining online privacy. The site reassures users by using AES-256 encryption and allowing options such as the ability to store your encrypted data locally on your own device rather than in Dashlane’s cloud servers. Although Dashlane’s password management and digital wallet services are free for one device, the premium service costs $29.99/year for automatic backups and sync capability across all devices. There’s also the option to purchase Dashlane for a team (of, for instance, employees), with variant pricing based on the amount of members. It’s up to you how you want to secure your data online, but Dashlane does make protecting confidential information convenient by providing a relatively safe, centralized location.