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A password manager so easy, my mom uses it


Pauline Kahney
My mom, Pauline Kahney, is a new and enthusiastic user of the Dashlane password manager.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

My mom, who is 75, loves her Apple technology. She’s a full-fledged member of the Cult, with an iPhone, iPad, MacBook, iMac and Apple TV. She uses them all, all the time, to do everything, just like the rest of us.

But she always had trouble with passwords — at least until I introduced her to Dashlane, the official password manager of Cult of Mac.

In our video below, you can see exactly how easy it was for her to start using Dashlane.

My mom, Pauline, is actually quite good at using different passwords for each site or service, per the advice of security experts. But to remember them all, she writes them down in a little book. (A practice that’s definitely not advised by security experts.)

So I got her a copy of Dashlane, an easy-to-use password manager that generates strong passwords and remembers them.

She took to it right away and uses Dashlane on all her devices. She even discarded her little password book. Now she rests easy, knowing Dashlane is generating — and remembering — strong passwords for everything she does online.

As she says on the video: “I would highly recommend it to other people because it takes all the donkey work and all the headaches out of paying bills online and logging into online banking.”

You can download a free copy of Dashlane here. Dashlane is free to use on one device. The premium version, which costs $4.99 per month, lets you sync passwords and credit card details across devices, which is strongly recommended. (Note: This also includes Dashlane’s brand new VPN and special Dark Web Monitoring service. Click here to find out more)

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