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See why this password manager is smarter than the rest

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This password manager is super easy to use.
This smart visual password manager makes security a breeze.
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You want to keep all your online accounts secure, but creating (and then remembering) a robust and unique password for each is basically impossible for anyone who’s not Rain Man. And you don’t want to be doubling down on the same password — that’s one of the stupidest things you can do.

That’s why you should consider a simple password manager that can do the work for you. One example is Mindpass, a unique password tool that saves all your passwords in a 3D environment that only you know how to get through. For a limited time, you can purchase a Mindpass Unlimited Plan for $29.99 (regularly $180).

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.

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?

Apple project aims to help password managers deal with ‘quirks’

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Dashlane password manager all items list on iPhone
A new open-source project from Apple seeks to make coding a good password manager easier.
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Apple on Friday unveiled an open-source project to help third-party developers of password managers work together to create strong passwords that are compatible with popular websites.

The job is clearly more complex than many might suspect.

Dashlane Super Bowl ad points the way to ‘Password Paradise’ 

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Dashlane Super Bowl ad 2020: Without a proper password manager, things look mighty grim.
Without a proper password manager, things look mighty grim.
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This post is brought to you by Dashlane.

Dashlane’s first Super Bowl ad gets mythic to evoke the nightmare that is trying to manage your passwords without a proper tool. The unmistakable message: Without Dashlane — the official password manager of Cult of Mac — you’re basically doomed to internet purgatory.