Best Free Password Managers for 2020

Best Free Password Managers for 2020

Are you guilty of using the same password for multiple accounts?  It may feel more convenient, but have you thought about the consequences?

Cyberattacks are more common than you might think.  In the first 9 months of 2019 for example, there were 7.9 billion records exposed

Cybercriminals are constantly hunting for vulnerable database servers to exploit.  They want to steal passwords, usernames and other information so they can use them to access your accounts or even steal your identity.

Credential stuffing

As many people use the same username and password across multiple sites, criminals only need to access one piece of information to compromise all your accounts.  Using a method called credential stuffing, they try to ‘stuff’ credentials gained from often mass data breaches into login pages of various services.

So now is the time to reconsider using the same password again and again.  After all, prevention is better than cure.  Thinking of a unique, secure password for every account doesn’t need to be a pain either. 

How do I manage hundreds of passwords?

Once you start using a different password for every account, you might start to wonder how to manage hundreds of passwords. 

Introducing password managers.  Offering a range of features such as automatic form filling, random password generators and multiple form identities, logging into your accounts can be as easy as a few clicks.  

Here are 3 free password managers for you to consider in 2020, with premium options available if you’re looking for advanced features. 

LastPass (free and paid versions)

When your using different passwords for every account, they quickly mount up and storing them becomes inconvenient and frustrating.  The free version of LastPass has an impressive set of features, more than many of its rivals. It’s perfect for those looking for the basics, coupled with some advanced features without the premium price tag. 

LastPass supports multi-factor authentication, which means you’re less likely to be a victim of a phishing attack in which someone attempts to steal your sensitive information.

The free version of LastPass also includes:

  • Secure password vault
  • Multiple device access
  • Save and fill passwords
  • One-to-one sharing
  • Password generator
  • Secure notes

To see the full list of features for both the free version and premium version of RoboForm, go here.   

RoboForm (free and paid versions)

Less complex than its rivals, RoboForm is great for people looking for simplicity and ease of use.  One of the earliest password managers, RoboForm was first released back in 2000 and became one of the most popular password managers in the world.

Although it’s failed to keep up aesthetically with its rivals, RoboForm is still highly popular and is used by individuals, government agencies and Fortune 500 companies. 

The free version of RoboForm includes:

  • Unlimited logins
  • The latest encryption
  • Multi-platform support
  • Managed bookmarks
  • Fill web forms with a single click

To see the full list of features for both the free version and premium version of RoboForm, go here.  

KeePass (free)

Unlike many password managers, KeePass is a completely free, open-source software.  This means its user interface is a bit confusing and doesn’t look as visually appealing as other password managers.  But what it lacks in style it makes up for in features and security.

Unlike other password managers, KeePass stores data locally on your device.  This means your passwords won’t be sent off to a third-party cloud provider.  Instead, you will have complete control with a master password – just make sure you don’t lose it.   

Overall KeePass is great for those looking for a highly versatile, feature-heavy password manager that has the patience and technical ability to make it work for them. 

To see the full list of KeePass features, go here.

Overall, password managers allow you to manage hundreds of passwords with ease.  And best of all, most have a free version that comfortably meets most people's needs.   

Are you ready to find the right security solutions for your business?  Total Group provides a range of IT security services, from managed anti-virus to affordable but robust firewalls. Contact our experts today and we’ll help your business transform. 

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