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Dashlane and Intel join forces to bring built-in password protection to PCs

  |  Malaika Nicholas

Intel Innovation and Dashlane

Today, we’re excited to announce upcoming support for Intel® Software Guard Extensions (SGX)–a powerful new security technology built into all 7th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, making it possible to protect your passwords with hardware-enhanced security — something that’s never been possible on PCs before.

In the event of yet another massive data breach, this backend technology would ensure that your stored data is rendered useless to hackers, thus preventing identity theft, fraud, malware, and other cyber threats.

This exemplifies Dashlane’s dedication to bringing industry-leading innovation and security technology to the market. From our OpenYOLO collaboration with Google to becoming the first password manager to support the FIDO Alliance’s Universal Second Factor (U2F) authentication standard, we’re committed to giving our users an edge against evolving threats.

Two ways Dashlane has always protected your stored data

Your digital identity and privacy are our highest level of priorities, and we currently use state-of-the-art, exclusive technology to make sure your data is secured.

  • Advanced encryption: Dashlane’s patented security architecture keeps your data secure by encrypting all of your stored data with AES-256–the strongest, military-grade encryption in the industry. To encrypt and decrypt your data, you’ll need to use a Master Password composed of at least 8 characters, upper and lower case letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Zero-knowledge protocol: Dashlane also uses a zero-knowledge protocol, meaning your Master Password is never stored on our servers. Not only that, but Dashlane doesn’t store any part of your Master Password, a derivative, or even a password hint. This makes your Master Password only known to you–not even Dashlane employees have access to it. This gives you the ultimate level of protection against hackers who wouldn’t be able to access any of your encrypted data without your Master Password.


Dashlane and Intel raise the bar for protecting you on PCs

Intel® SGX takes that protection deeper, to the very core of your PC: the silicon. When Dashlane security architecture is combined with Intel® SGX, an additional encryption key will be tied to the device and sealed to the secured chip. Once data is secured there, it’ll be out of reach to advanced malware and threats, even if your computer has already been compromised or stolen. This will provide you with an unparalleled layer of hardware-based protection against identity theft, data breaches, malware, and other cyber threats.

A billion reasons why this is more important than ever

The recent news that Yahoo leaked personal data for more than one billion user accounts — making this the largest data breach in history — gives you a billion more reasons to be ever-vigilant about your online security.

Dashlane’s password manager is the best defense against data breaches and cyber attacks, and with on-chip password protection with Intel®SGX, your best defense just got better.

Intel SGX support is coming soon! 

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