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This password manager will protect all your accounts, on all your devices — and it’s 50% off

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Keep all your accounts protected with this award-winning password manager.
Get 50% off military-grade password manager Dashlane.
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If you’ve been reusing the same old password across multiple websites and accounts, you need to stop what you’re doing and get a password manager immediately. Cybersecurity experts recommend password managers as the best way to protect yourself and your private data.

And right now, you can grab a year’s premium subscription to the top-rated Dashlane — the official password manager of Cult of Mac — while it’s on sale for just $29.99. That’s 50% off the regular price of $59. Or, boost your savings even further by grabbing a one-year subscription to the Dashlane Password Manager Family Plan, which lets you create six premium accounts, on sale for 64% off.

Dashlane re-embraces the Mac, releases native Catalyst app

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Dashlane password manager re-embraces the Mac, releases Catalyst app
A new Mac version of the Dashlane password manager was built with Catalyst so it was ported from the iPad one.
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Dashlane released a new macOS version of its password manager on Monday. This is a surprise because its developer announced last year that the Mac app was being replaced with web access.

And the iPhone version was updated with smarter search and other improvements.

How to export all your data from 1Password before switching

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Switch from 1Password to another password manager
Switching to another password manager is simple.
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If you’re one of the many 1Password users who are unhappy with the app’s new version 8 update on Mac, you might be considering a switch to another password manager. Luckily for you, it’s easy to move all your data.

We’ll show you how to export all your usernames and passwords out of 1Password and into another service, such as Dashlane. We will also explain how you can save your documents, which can’t be exported automatically.

1Password upsets long-time fans with big version 8 update for Mac

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1Password 8 for Mac
The update has not gone down well.
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1Password today rolled out its big version 8 update on Mac, and a lot of users are less than pleased. The release introduces a significant design revamp and improvements to Watchtower, the feature that helps you weed out weak passwords.

Version 8 also promises performance improvements, but fans aren’t happy that it has been completely rewritten as an Electron app, and it’s now a subscription-only service, with no option to buy a one-off license.

Prevent hacks to preserve your business’s valuable reputation

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A password manager like Dashlane can keep you from losing your business's good reputation.
A password manager like Dashlane can keep you from losing your business's good reputation.
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This business cybersecurity post is brought to you by Dashlane.

The hard work you put into building your business and managing your business’s reputation should not be compromised by an avoidable hack.

Cyberattacks on businesses and other entities may seem inevitable, but many are avoidable. Given the importance of reputation — which amounts to everything anyone and everyone thinks or feels about your operation — preventing cybersecurity breaches is crucial to defending the overall perception of your business’s trustworthiness to consumers, clients and investors.

Implementing use of a password manager like Dashlane for you and your employees, whether they work remotely or onsite, is among the easiest and most effective ways to protect your business’s reputation, explains J.D. Sherman, CEO of Dashlane. Its web and mobile app simplifies password management for people and businesses.

Best apps to download now for your new Mac

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Best apps for your new Mac
Your new Mac deserves these amazing apps.
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If you were lucky enough to bag a new Mac for the holidays, you’re probably on the hunt for some awesome new apps to use on it. We’ve rounded up five of the best that we think every Mac owner should be using.

These apps will let you play any video, keep a close eye on precious storage space, extract important data from your iPhone and iPad backups, and more!

Dashlane launches first-of-its-kind scoring tool for business password health

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Dashlane's new dashboard for scoring password health can inform businesses' security strategies.
Dashlane's new dashboard for scoring password health can inform businesses' security strategies.
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This password security for businesses post is presented by Dashlane.

We often report on proper password management as an easy and cost-effective way for folks to secure their online lives against threats. Now Dashlane has gone and made it even easier for businesses to make the most of this vital step by offering the industry’s first password health score dashboard, released Monday.

With hacks crippling small businesses, defend yours with Dashlane business plans

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When small businesses don't prioritize online security, they may pay the ultimate price. Dashlane for Business can help.
When small businesses don't prioritize online security, they may pay the ultimate price. Dashlane for Business can help.
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This cybersecurity post is presented by Dashlane.

When you run a small business, you often wear a lot of hats. The strategy hat. The customer service hat. Even the “those floors aren’t going to mop themselves” hat.

Unfortunately, sometimes the network security hat is left on the hook by the door, and that’s just what hackers hope for — lax security and plenty worth stealing, from your cash reserves to customers’ credit card information.

Case study: How Dashlane tamed Cult of Mac’s password problem

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Dashlane Business protects you with secure password management.
Dashlane Business protects your firm with secure password management and more.
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This password manager post is presented by Dashlane.

Cult of Mac has made no secret over the past couple of years that it favors Dashlane as its official password manager. We decided to whip up a little case study to help explain why that is.

Stolen and reused credentials are linked to 81% of hacking-related breaches businesses suffer, according to recent research. Studies show employees use the same password in an average of 13 different places. And that bad habit tends to be more prevalent in small businesses than in big ones. Even worse, when small businesses fall victim to breaches, as many as 60% of them don’t survive the attack, CyberCrime Magazine wrote last year.

That’s some pretty serious incentive to increase password security, don’t you think?