Remembering each and every password to each and every service you’ve ever signed up to is an incredibly difficult task. To make it easier, we create simple passwords that we’re less likely to forget, like the name of our favorite pet, our partner, or our car. The problem with that is, it’s not very secure.
Norton’s new Identity Safe is a free service that allows you to choose stronger passwords and keep your data safe while saving them all securely to your PC or smartphone to ensure that they’re never forgotten. You can then sync your passwords between your Mac, PC, Android and iOS devices so that you have them with you wherever you go.
Norton research has found that in the past month, 70% of us have forgotten at least one password. Which explains why many of us resort to weak and simple passwords that we know we’ll never forget, then use the same one for every service we use online. But this puts our sensitive data at risk.
Anyone who knows you well will know the name of your partner, the name of your dog, what car you drive, when your birthday is, the name of your child, and quite possibly even your mother’s name. That means they can probably guess your Facebook password, login to your favorite forum, or even gain access to things like your PayPal account and online banking.
With that in mind, Norton has designed Identity Safe, a simple and secure (and free!) service that keeps track of your passwords and ensures you have them with you no matter where you are or what device you’re using. Some of its features include:
- Multi-platform synchronization – Synchronizes information across platforms and devices, eliminating the hassle of remembering multiple user names, passwords, contact information, credit card numbers. Norton Identity Safe allows users to access their credentials anywhere they go.
- Safe Search & Norton Safe Web – Help consumers protect their identities and avoid potentially risky sites by letting them know whether a site is safe to visit directly from their search results.
- Share – Allows users to safely share online content by sending URLs through email and social networking plugins, directly from Norton Identity Safe.
Norton Identity Safe is available on Mac, PC, Android and iOS from today, and you can sign up by visiting identitysafe.norton.com.