This is a sponsored post. I received either product or monetary compensation. However, all of the opinions about U.S. Cellular and these mobile apps to help me keep my passwords protected are all mine. Within the last decade, technology has moved forward at a phenomenal rate. With revolutions in computers and telephones, we have quickly advanced in how we communicate, work, and spend our leisure time. What’s interesting to see is how different cultures and generations make use of newly built machines and programs.
The evolution of the mobile phone is probably the most impressive of them all. What started off as a device of convenience (“You mean I can get a hold of you when you’re not at home?! Brilliant!”), ended up becoming a powerful and compact machine to complete personal and work-related tasks.
Emails, banking, socializing – all of these (and more) can now be done in the palm of your hand. Technology has certainly changed the way we complete pending tasks and it’s convenient, fast, and allows us to act and react with a quick swipe or the click of a button. Especially when I am using my my iPhone 6 which I got from U.S. Cellular!
But what use is convenience and speed without security? With the abundance of phishers and hackers lurking on the World Wide Web, it’s easy to feel vulnerable with the amount of confidential information we have on our online accounts. Because of these potential threats, businesses encourage the creation of more complicated and lengthy passwords for every one of our logins. Of course, this means that every password should be different and with the amount of websites the average Internet user signs up for, it’s easy to lose track.
This is where password managers come into play. Nowadays, these managers are available as downloadable apps that are advanced yet, user-friendly. The idea is to encourage safe online habits by having the apps help you create hard-to-guess passwords and storing them in a central area for safekeeping. In the end, you’ll only have to remember one password while all the others are stored securely. We rounded up some of our favorites:
Keeper: “Keeper” is the #1 rated password manager and does exactly what you need to keep your logins safe: it stores passwords across various accounts so that you can create hard-to-guess letter and number combinations without worrying about forgetting them. It offers neat features like Touch ID recognition on Apple devices and the storage of videos and images. Also, it’s premium version ($29.99) allows you to use it across multiple devices.
Dashlane: “Dashlane” not only acts as a simple password manager, but also features “digital wallet” capabilities, making online spending is a more seamless and a more safe experience. Also, it allows you to change passwords with a single tap and receive alerts for security breaches on your account. Also available: $39.99/year premium subscription for exclusive access like syncing across your different devices and your Cloud storage space.
LastPass: Through its low-cost premium features (only $12 annually!), “LastPass” allows access to a shared family folder, access from any device, and enhanced multifactor authentication.
How do you use technology to keep your passwords protected?