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Make a New Year’s resolution to be safer online [Deals]

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Utilize Dashlane's advanced features to take control of your online security.
Utilize Dashlane's advanced features to take control of your online security.
Photo: Leander Kahney/Cult of Mac

This post is presented by Dashlane.

New Year’s resolutions are sure easy to make. But even the healthiest commitments can be hard to keep over time. Luckily, any resolution to be safer online is easy to stick with — when you get the right tool.

With a password manager like Dashlane, you can protect and streamline access to all your sensitive information in one go. It’s a great way to step into 2019 with improved peace of mind about your digital security.

Simplify your online security

Dashlane serves as a gateway for every login, password and credit or debit card number you have. You can even store other sensitive, often-used info like your Social Security or passport numbers.

With a single master password, you can log into all your accounts, make online payments, store your secret codes and more.

Remembering one very strong password is a lot easier than keeping track of a whole list of them. And if you use a unique, complex password for every website or service — and you really should — using a password manager is your only hope for keeping track of them all (unless you’re some sort of genius).

Unlike most New Year’s resolutions, Dashlane makes it easier to stick with a good habit.

Setting up Dashlane is easy, too. First, simply download the free app (the premium version extends service to multiple devices). Then you can instantly see all your online accounts and import them into Dashlane. It’s a quick task to enter each account’s login into the app or online dashboard. After that, you can access them easily.

Open the info for, say, your PayPal login, and you can review all the details. Dashlane also serves up a safety rating for your existing passwords, so you can easily enhance your overall security situation. There’s a tool for generating secure passwords, too, which will be stronger than any you come up with.

Other tools include a really cool new Inbox Security Scan. If you’ve forgotten passwords for old accounts, there’s a good chance they are lurking somewhere in an email thread. This tool scours your inbox for possible account information, revealing any lost logins. Dashlane also figures out whether any of your accounts have been involved in a data breach.

When a site does suffer a data breach, Dashlane automatically sends you a security alert, so you can easily update affected passwords.

Taken together, these tools and features make the basics of data security more accessible and easier to use. That’s something everybody could benefit from.

Start 2019 safer with Dashlane password manager

We all want to keep better habits. With a password manager, it’s possible to improve many habits at once. Dashlane makes logging into sites quicker, sure. But its wallet feature offers a safe place to stash regularly used information, like payment details, passports and more. And its notes section is a great space for keeping door codes and other info.

Most of these features can be reached with one or two taps or clicks. Dashlane works as a native app for iOS and Mac. There’s also an online dashboard, so it’s available on all devices. You can also access accounts via Face ID and Touch ID on newer iPhone models.

Dashlane takes a ton of the risk and headache out of daily online life. That’s why it’s the official password manager of Cult of Mac.

With a new year on the horizon, now’s a great time to make a resolution to boost your personal data security. With Dashlane password manager, it’s a resolution you can keep.

Price: Free (with premium options)

Download from: Dashlane