How Strong Is Your Password & Should You Change It?
Here’s how to create and manage strong passwords, when to change a password, and how hackers try to steal information.
Always Change Your Passwords After a Breach
Even though 91% of people understand it’s a bad idea, 59% still reuse their passwords. This means your compromised passwords are likely being used elsewhere.
The Complete Guide to Finding Long-Lost Passwords Hiding Anywhere
Before I began using Dashlane, I used to stash my passwords everywhere, from random pieces of paper to the deepest corners of my computer to my sock drawer. As you can imagine, I had a difficult time keeping up with them. Fortunately, I’ve since learned from my bad password storage habits, and decided to share this simple […]
5 Steps to Check ‘Secure My Passwords’ Off Your Resolution List
With each coming year, we make a list of overwhelming resolutions but tend to skip the part where we map out a feasible strategy to get there. If you want a clean security slate, much like 6-pack abs, it won’t happen overnight. If perfect password health isn’t one of your resolutions, you should reconsider given […]
How Do Random Password Generators Work?
A random password generator is a software program, hardware device, or online tool that automatically generates a password using parameters that a user sets, including mixed-case letters, numbers, symbols, pronounceability, length, and strength. There are three kinds of random number generators that help make your new passwords: Pseudorandom number generators True random number generators Cryptographically […]
How to make “strong” passwords even stronger for World Password Day
Happy World Password Day! As one of the best password managers in the industry, the Dashlane team is excited to participate in the global celebration to remind consumers and businesses to change and protect their passwords. I’m sure you’re going to read countless blog posts, news articles, infographics, security roundups, and other materials on how […]
A Skeptic’s Guide to Password Managers and Security
You’ve probably seen a free password manager app advertised on tech blogs and magazines, security forums, digital ads, etc. and immediately thought: “That’s a goldmine for hackers!” “Is this thing really safe and secure?” “Why would I put all my passwords in a third-party app?” I hear you! You have every right to learn exactly why you […]
How To Remember Your Master Password
Updated 1/17/2017 Now that you have Dashlane’s paid or free password manager to remember your passwords, you only need to remember one: your Master Password. That’s a big weight off your shoulders, but it also comes with one responsibility—you must remember your Master Password. If your track record with passwords doesn’t leave you with high […]