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Why a dedicated password manager beats your browser every time

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Dashlane password manager vs web browser: Don't rely on your web browser to keep track of your passwords.
Pro tip: Don't rely on your web browser to keep track of your passwords.
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Doing anything online means remembering a slew of passwords. That’s why we’re strong advocates of using a password manager like Dashlane. But why use a password manager when your web browser offers to keep track of passwords for you?

The short answer is that, in today’s age of security and privacy concerns, password management is about a lot more than convenience.

Facebook makes logins easy, but at what cost?

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Maybe it's time to stop letting Facebook manage your logins.
Maybe it's time to stop letting Facebook manage your logins.
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With all of the news about data insecurity at Facebook, you might be thinking twice about using the social network to log in to other apps. Sure, using the Facebook Login feature makes it simple to create an account or log in to apps and websites.

Unfortunately, it also adds to the data dossier Facebook is compiling about you and your friends.

This one simple tool will instantly improve your online life

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The Dashlane password manager takes the pain out of passwords.
Dashlane 5 takes the pain out of passwords.
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If there’s one thing you would like to spend less time dealing with online, what would it be? Filling out the same name, address or credit card info for the hundredth time? Maybe remembering and entering each of your dozens of (hopefully strong) passwords?

Don’t go online in 2018 without a password manager

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You can't be too safe online. The Dashlane password manager can help.
You can't be too safe online these days.
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So many aspects of our daily lives depend on passwords. Social media, buying stuff, banking — basically anything that we care about online is guarded by nothing more than a string of characters.

Unfortunately, people are really, really bad at passwords. Even if you’re not using “123456” or, heaven forbid, “password” as your password, it’s high time you take password security seriously. In 2018, that means using a solid password manager.

Why Dashlane is the official password manager of Cult of Mac [Video]

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Dashlane's great Security Dashboard is one of the reasons it's the official password manager of Cult of Mac.
Dashlane's great Security Dashboard is one of the reasons it's our official password manager.
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Venturing online can be like an urban safari into the sketchiest, most crime-ridden part of town. The internet is full of scumbags, scalawags and scambots.

That’s why it’s absolutely essential that you use good, strong passwords. And that means you need a good password manager. This is non-debatable. If you do anything at all online — shop, bank or socialize — you need a good password manager. Here at Cult of Mac, we use Dashlane. And in this video, I’ll tell you why.

How to find out if hackers leaked your passwords

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Has your password leaked online?
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Longtime favorite password manager 1Password just teamed up with Pwned Passwords, a new service that helps you find out if your passwords have been leaked online. The database boasts more than 500 million passwords collected from various breaches.

Here’s how to use it.

Why I switched from 1Password to Dashlane [Review]

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Dashlane's password manager on a MacBook Pro
Dashlane reveals the state of password security across America.
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Late last year, I switched password managers. I traded in trusty old 1Password for relative newcomer Dashlane, and I haven’t looked back.

Dashlane is a well-designed, fully functional and easy-to-use password manager that tops 1Password in one key respect: a Security Dashboard that makes it dead easy to track your online security and update it as necessary.

Get comprehensive VPN coverage for life [Deals]

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This powerful VPN works like any other desktop app or plugin, offering full protection from data snoops and identity thieves.
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If you go online a lot (hi there), you’re vulnerable to a horde of online hazards, from identity thieves and data snoops to annoyances like location-based restrictions on streaming content. One of the best ways to avoid these pitfalls is to sign in with a virtual private network, or VPN.

By channeling your traffic through an anonymous and encrypted network of servers, a VPN like Windscribe protects your data and your identity. And right now you can get an invaluable lifetime subscription to Windscribe VPN for just $69 with coupon code “WIND10” at Cult of Mac Deals.

How to find the right VPN for you

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How do you choose the best VPN from the dizzying array of options?
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If you surf the web in public — at a coffee shop, airport or hotel — you absolutely must use virtual private network software. But with so many versions and variations, from so many different VPN providers, the eyes glaze over at the very mention of this security essential.