What are password managers and why are they needed?
For the average user, remembering lots of passwords for different websites sounds like mission impossible. That's why they need to be stored somewhere. Many users store their passwords in a browser with the browser's 'save password' feature. Others write their logins and passwords down in a text file.
But users who are mindful of Internet security issues use dedicated password managers to store such sensitive information.
Why is it better to store information in a password manager?
The main reason for using password managers is the high level of protection they provide for logins, passwords, and/or other data and how conveniently it allows users to access the information stored in the program.
- When using a strong master password, the chance of outsiders gaining access to the data stored there is very low.
- In addition to store logins and passwords, you can secure other personal data, such as credit card info, addresses, phone numbers, and more.
- Password managers with an auto-fill web form feature can save users help protect users from filling forms on fraudulent websites.
- Password storage systems also have a feature that automatically locks the user database, which prevents data leaks to third parties in cases of prolonged user inactivity (for example, if the computer is left unattended).
- Ease of use. Unlike web browsers, password managers have an extensive list of features to manage stored passwords and other data.
- If the same password manager has different versions (for different platforms), you can use autofill and view and edit entries from a desktop, web browser, and/or mobile device from anywhere in the world where there's Internet access.
MultiPassword password manager
A cross-platform password manager is the best choice for people who work online using different devices. MultiPassword is the perfect example of this.
MultiPassword meets all the modern requirements:
- It offers secure data encryption during storage and exchange between user software and the server, using advanced RSA, AES-256, HKDF, and PBKDF2 technology.
- Its end-to-end encryption technology provides reliable protection against data leaks during transmission. Even if the data being sent/received is intercepted, it can't be decrypted without the private key.
- You can use the program's desktop version offline.
- MultiPassword's double level of data protection includes a master password and private key (the latter is required for one-time authorization in the system when logging in from a new device).
- Its simple, convenient interface has extensive features to manage stored data. You can easily create and edit entries, group logins/passwords, and use the built-in strong password generator to meet your needs and automatic password strength analyzer. MultiPassword also features an automatic program lockout feature.
- The MultiPassword web browser extension can be used separately or in conjunction with the desktop version. The extension has the same features as the Windows and Mac OS apps. On top of that, it auto-saves passwords in the database when filling out forms on websites. Users can also take advantage of the auto-fill feature for these or previously saved web forms when logging in again.
As with most password managers, MultiPassword requires a subscription (the first 30 days are free). Our subscription plans are some of the lowest on the market. Check out our plans for yourself.