When choosing a password manager, the choice often comes down to Dashlane vs LastPass. While both services are titans of the password management market, some users may prefer one, especially since one has a less-than-perfect history.
A password manager is the best way to store multiple passwords in a single, secure location. And that’s not all. From auto-filling login fields to automatically generating ultra-secure passwords, tools like Dashlane and LastPass offer the best of both security and convenience.
But which one is better? We’ll pit Dashlane vs LastPass in critical areas essential to any password manager in this comparison. But first, let’s explore why a password manager is such a great tool and what you should look for when choosing one.
What Is a Password Manager?
As the name might suggest, a password manager is a tool that manages your passwords.
However, there’s more to password managers than just keeping track of credentials. Unlike some little black book of usernames and passwords, a password manager securely stores login information, generates secure passwords, automatically fills out login fields, and more.
Read on to learn more about what password managers can do and why they’re so essential for staying secure and avoiding identity theft online.
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What Can a Password Manager Do?
A password manager helps you store, generate, and manage ultra-secure passwords for every website and account you use.
While that might sound pretty basic, there’s more to it than meets the eye. Whether storing, generating, auto-filling, or managing passwords, tools like Dashlane and LastPass pack plenty of extra features into everything they do.
Here are a few standard password manager features:
- Securely store passwords: Everyone (hopefully) knows that writing your password on a post-it note attached to your computer screen isn’t very secure. Similarly, keeping your passwords in an unsecured file isn’t a great idea either. While you could memorize all your passwords, a password manager removes the need by encrypting and storing all of your passwords and account credentials in a single, secure location.
- Manage passwords from one location: If you’re like most Internet users, you probably have more accounts (and more passwords) than you know what to do. By using a password manager, you can easily manage, access, and change passwords for all your accounts without memorizing anything.
- Autofill login forms: Using your password manager’s browser extensions allows you to fill in login fields automatically. This feature isn’t only convenient, but it also prevents keyloggers and other malicious programs.
- Generate strong, unique
This article was written by Salman Ravoof and originally published on Blog – Kinsta®.