Wall Street Journal | 08.13.18

The Security App That Actually Makes Browsing Easier

By David Pierce

Here’s one you may have heard before: You should use a password manager. A good password manager helps create strong passwords, is safer than reusing the same ones and can keep you—blah blah blah. Stick that next to “Go to bed earlier” and “Cookies are bad for you” in the brimming file of good advice you’ll take… later.

How about this, though? You should use a password manager because it makes using the internet easier. Even if every one of your passwords is “password,” you should still use a password manager. It makes logging in faster and means never having to enter your credit-card number again—the added security is just a bonus.

I’ve tested them all and Dashlane, after a recent update, has become my favorite. At $5 a month, it’s slightly more expensive than its competitors, but it now offers an arsenal of security tools: a VPN, a dark-web tracker and protection against identity theft, all in one place.

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