The best password managers of 2020 and how to use them

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> No more struggling to come up with clever, cryptic passwords that you have a hard time remembering. With a secure and easy-to-use password manager, you can manage your login credentials across all your devices, keeping your passwords secure, automatically filling in forms, 우리계열카지노 and syncing your data across MacOS, Windows, Android phones, iPads, iPhones and more.

A password manager is essentially an encrypted digital vault that stores the login information you use to access apps, websites and other services. Besides keeping your identity, credentials and sensitive data safe, a password manager can generate strong, unique passwords to ensure you aren’t reusing them across your devices and services. With all the recent news of security breaches and identity theft, using unique passwords can go a long way to ensuring that if one site gets hacked, your stolen password can’t be used on other sites.

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Now playing: Watch this: Inside a password-free future 2:46 Plus, with a manager, you don’t have to remember the various pieces of login information, such as credit-card information or shipping addresses. With just one master password — or in some cases a PIN or even your fingerprint — you can autofill a form or password field. Some also feature online storage and an encrypted vault for storing documents. 

All our best password manager picks come in free versions, which typically let you securely store passwords for one device (although our pick for best free manager can be used across multiple devices). Our best password manager picks also feature subscription options that let you sync your log-in information across all your devices, get access to secure online storage, and share credentials with trusted family and friends. And if transparency is important to you, several of our picks are open-source projects. We also look at what a password manager is and the basics of how to use one.

Note that these services are independently chosen by our editors.

Best free password manager

LastPass

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Offers free version

Base price beyond free: $36 per year

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad. Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera. 

Some of our other picks have a free option, but most lock you to just one device if you don’t pay up. The free version of LastPass stands out as the best password manager in this category by giving you the ability to store passwords, user login info and credentials and sync all of it wherever you want — across desktop, mobile and browsers. 

You can also share a login item with another person. For $36 a year, you can purchase the Premium version to share multiple passwords, logins, memberships and other items with trusted emergency contacts, multifactor authentication through YubiKey and a fingerprint scanner and 1GB of encrypted storage. 

And with a $48 annual subscription, you can sign up for the Families plan that gives you six individual accounts, shared folders and a dashboard interface for managing the accounts and keeping an eye on your account’s security.

No, LastPass isn’t flawless: A vulnerability privately reported in September 2019 was a scary flaw that could potentially compromise passwords. But the company patched it before it was known to be exploited in the wild.

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Best subscription password manager

1Password

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Offers trial version

Base price: $35.88 per year

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Chrome OS, 우리계열카지노 Android, iPhone and iPad. Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge and Opera. 

If you’re looking for a trusted password manager app to keep your login information private and secure, 1Password is the best password manager for the task, letting you access your accounts and services with one master password. It’s available for Windows, MacOS, Android, iOS, Linux and Chrome OS. 

The nicely designed manager lacks a free version, but you can try it for free for 30 days before signing up. An individual subscription runs $36 a year, and comes with 1GB of document storage and optional two-factor authentication for additional security. A travel mode lets you remove your 1Password sensitive data from your device when you travel and then restore it with one easy click when you return. 

On Macs, you can use Touch ID to unlock 1Password, and on iOS devices, you can use Face ID, too. For $60 a year, you can cover a family of five, sharing passwords, credit cards and anything else among the group. Each person gets their own vault, and it’s easy to control who you share information with and what they can do with it. 

You can also create separate guest accounts to share Wi-Fi connection passwords, for example, or home alarm codes with guests.

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Other free and paid options worth considering

Both LastPass and 1Password are solid, affordable password keepers, and in a straw poll of CNET staffers, they were about neck-and-neck in use — though the latter may include some taking advantage of the 1Password for Journalism initiative that offers free service to us hacks. But if you find neither of our two recommended password managers works quite how you want, a handful of other apps are worth considering. These all have free versions available.

GitHub Bitwarden

Offers free version

Base price beyond free: $12 per year 

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad. Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge, Opera, Vivaldi, Brave and Tor Browser. 

Bitwarden is a lean, open source encryption software password manager that can store and automatically fill your passwords across your devices and popular browsers — including Brave and Tor — for free. It lacks some of the bells and whistles of our picks, but for $12 a year, you have the ability to add 1GB of encrypted file storage.

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Offers limited free version (50 passwords on one device)

Base price beyond free: $59.88 per year

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Android, iPhone and iPad. Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera. 

Dashlane provides a simple and secure way to manage your passwords and keep other login information stored. Just for managing passwords, we like it as much as our picks, but the free Dashlane app limits you to one device and 50 passwords, and the Premium subscription is more than similar plans to from 1Password and LastPass. 

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Offers limited free version (unlimited passwords on one device)

Base price beyond free: $25.49 per year (usually $29.99)

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Android, iPhone and iPad. Browser extensions for Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer, Edge and Opera. 

Keeper is another secure password service than helps you manage login info on Windows, MacOS, Android and iOS devices. A free version gives you unlimited passwords on one device. The step-up version costs $25 to $30 a year and lets you sync passwords across multiple devices. For around $60 a year, you can get 10GB of secure file storage.

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KeePass

It’s free

Donations accepted

Works with: Windows, MacOS, Linux, Chrome OS, Android, iPhone and iPad, BlackBerry, Windows Phone and Palm OS. Access via the web plus popular browser extensions. (Except for the official Windows version, KeePass for other platforms are unofficial ports.)

KeePass, another open-source software, started on Windows and has been ported over using the same code base to other platforms, including MacOS, Android and iOS. On the plus side, 우리카지노계열쿠폰 it’s totally free and endorsed by the Electronic Frontier Foundation. On the other side, it’s really for 카지노사이트쿠폰 advanced users only: Its user interface takes a bit of fiddling to get all the independently built versions of KeePass to work together.

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Still need more info on what password managers are, and why they’re better than the alternatives? Read on.

How does a password manager work? 

To get started, a password manager will record the username and password you use when you first sign in to a website or service. Then the next time you visit the website, it will autofill forms with your stored user login information. For those websites and services that don’t handle automatic filling, a manager lets you copy the password to paste into the password field.

If you’re stuck picking a good password, the manager can generate a strong password for you and watch that you aren’t reusing any across services. And if you use more than one device, you want a manager that is available across all your devices and browsers, so you can access your passwords and login information — including credit-card and shipping information — from anywhere through the manager app or its browser extension. Some provide secure storage so you can store other items too, such as documents, say an electronic copy of your passport or will.

Take note: Many password managers keep the master password you use to unlock the manager locally and not on a remote server. Or if it’s on a server, it’s encrypted and not readable by the company. 

This ensures your account stays secure in case of a data breach. It also means that if you forget your master password, there may not be a way to recover your account through the company. Because of that, a few password managers offer DIY kits to help you recover your account on your own. Worse case scenario, you start over with a new account and manually reset your passwords at each specific destination site and account and start again.

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What makes for a secure password?  

A good password should be a long string of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, punctuation and other nonalphanumeric characters — something that’s difficult for others to guess, but a snap for a password manager to keep track of. And despite what you may have heard, once you select a good password, you don’t really need to change it periodically.

Can I use a web browser to manage my passwords and login information? 

You can certainly use Chrome, Safari or Firefox to manage your passwords, addresses and other login data. You can even set up a master password to unlock your credentials within a browser. And while using an online browser’s password tool is certainly better than not using a password keeper at all, you can’t access your passwords and other login info outside of the browser, the browser isn’t much help in generating strong passwords and you can’t share login info with others you trust. 

What about iCloud Keychain? 

Through iCloud Keychain, you can access your Safari website usernames and 우리카지노계열쿠폰 passwords, credit card information and Wi-Fi network information from your Mac and iOS devices. It’s great if you live in Apple’s world. But if you venture outside and have a Windows or Android device or use the Chrome or Firefox browser, iCloud Keychain comes up short.

Read more: Google looks to leave passwords behind for a billion Android devices

David Gewirtz contributed to this story. 

This story is frequently updated to reflect new picks, pricing and changes in the market; Sept. 16: Adds information on LastPass update.

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Disney CEO Bob Iger resigns suddenly, capping his legacy with Disney Plus launch

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Iger and friend. The illustration is from Time magazine, which last year named the Disney honcho its Businessperson of the Year.

Tim O’Brien/Time Disney’s longtime leader Bob Iger has stepped down as chief executive, 투데이서버 effective immediately, Disney said Tuesday. Iger — who spent his entire career at the company and will leave with Disney’s titanic transition to streaming, Disney Plus, capping his legacy — will remain chairman of the Walt Disney Company until the end of next year. Disney’s head of parks, Bob Chapek, is now CEO. 

Iger’s time as CEO will forever be marked by the launch of streaming service Disney Plus in his last year leading Disney. The launch was a massive endeavor, 리니지리마스터 involving collaboration across every arm of Hollywood’s biggest giant, and it spurred Disney into its $71.3 billion takeover of Fox to stay competitive. In less than three months, Disney Plus signed up 28.6 million subscribers, an unprecedented number in such a short period of time. One media analyst called it “one of the greatest product launches of all time.”

With those chess pieces now in play, Iger said that “getting everything right creatively” would now be his “No. 1 goal.”

“I could not do that if I were running the company on a day-to-day basis,” Iger said during a Tuesday conference call about the succession. “It just obviously takes that much time and it’s so complex. And so the goal was for me to turn over the day-to-day management of the company to Bob [Chapek] with direct authority over all of our businesses and basically all elements of the company, and free me up just to basically focus on the creative side. It was really that simple.”

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The Disney leadership transition has been anticipated for years, but the announcement still came as a shock. The 69-year-old Iger had delayed his planned retirement several times, and the process of picking a successor 리니지프리서버커뮤니티 was marked by some drama, such as when one heir apparent to Iger suddenly resigned in 2016. Iger’s latest retirement plan had been set for the end of 2021. 

The choice of Iger’s successor, however, wasn’t nearly as shocking. With Chapek, Disney is turning to a veteran who’s spent nearly three decades at the company. On Tuesday, the board’s independent lead director, Susan Arnold, said the board unanimously elected Chapek as CEO after a years-long consideration of both internal and external candidates. 

But the choice of Chapek as CEO surprised some industry watchers. Streaming is one area of the business where Chapek has little experience, and many saw the success of Disney Plus’ launch as setting Kevin Mayer, the executive in charge of streaming, in line to succeed Iger. 

Rich Greenfield, 리니지프리서버 a media analyst at LightShed Partners, was among those betting Mayer would take the reins. 

“Chapek is not the technology guy when we look at his experience, which would appear critical as the tech and media worlds continue to collide; nor is he close to the content creation that is the lifeblood of the entire Walt Disney Company,” Greenfield said in a note Wednesday morning. But he added that it would be “absurd to pre-judge Chapek’s potential to succeed” based on those shortcomings, saying that no candidate checked all the boxes.

During Tuesday’s conference call, Chapek acknowledged that technological disruption is the biggest challenge facing Disney. 

“Obviously each one of our businesses, just like every business in the world, is experiencing disruption because of new technologies, new ways that consumers are choosing to enjoy our products, and we want to stay on the front end of that wave,” Chapek said during the conference call. “The challenge going forward is going to be: How do we continue to have a leg up on our competition and understand when the markets are changing, and stay ahead of that so that we’re proactively transforming as opposed to in any way reacting.”

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During his 15-year stint as Disney’s CEO, Iger secured the $7.4 billion acquisition of Pixar from Apple CEO Steve Jobs in 2006, as well as the $4 billion acquisition of Marvel in 2009 and the $4 billion purchase of Star Wars studio Lucasfilm in 2012.  Iger was named Time’s Businessperson of the Year for 2019.

Chapek previously served as chair of Disney Parks, Experiences and Products, and has worked at the company for 27 years. Iger said Chapek “has led with integrity and conviction, always respecting Disney’s rich legacy while at the same time taking smart, innovative risks for the future.”

“Bob Iger has built Disney into the most admired and successful media and entertainment company,” Chapek said in the company’s statement. “I will continue to embrace these same strategic pillars going forward. Everything we have achieved thus far serves as a solid foundation for further creative storytelling, bold innovation and thoughtful risk-taking.”

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Samsung’s Galaxy S20 Ultra raises the bar on phones in 8 ways

id=”article-body” class=”row” section=”article-body”> Samsung offers the Galaxy S20 in three models.

Angela Lang/CNET The company that sells the most smartphones in the world, Samsung, goes first each year in unveiling its new flagship devices. This year, Samsung preempted its announcement of the new Galaxy S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra by unveiling a new foldable, the Galaxy Z Flip, less than 48 hours before the event for its new Galaxy S phones. If standing out against foldables wasn’t tough enough, unveiling its new foldable in a commercial during the Oscars made it even tougher. 

The Galaxy Z Flip will steal most of the headlines at Samsung Unpacked 2020, but that device is all about taking on the reborn Motorola Razr. The new Galaxy S20 has bigger competition in mind — Apple’s iPhone, 우리카지노쿠폰 Google’s Pixel and Huawei’s high-end phones — the phones many more people will actually buy in 2020. And to Samsung’s credit, the highest-end model of the new Galaxy S20 has done eight things that have raised the bar for flagship phones:

1. Introduces a 100x zoom camera.

2. Takes 108-megapixel photos.

3. Integrates two forms of 5G: Sub 6 (standard) and millimeter-wave (super fast).

4. Adds a 120Hz AMOLED display for better video and 우리카지노계열총판 gaming.

5. Offers 8K video recording.

6. Increases battery capacity to 5,000 mAh.

7. Includes a 25-watt fast charger in the box (and supports a new 45-watt charger).

8. Debuts “Single Take” mode to capture 10 photos and four videos with the push of one button.

That’s the skinny. Now let’s dig into the details. I went hands-on with the three new Samsung Galaxy S20 phones before Samsung Unpacked, and I’ll share my first impressions.

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Last year’s flagship Samsung phones were the Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus, preceded by the S9 and 우리카지노계열먹튀 S9 Plus in 2018. The 2020 models are the S20, S20 Plus and S20 Ultra. So why has Samsung skipped from S10 to S20 in its branding, and why are there three models this year? 

The 20 in S20 refers to 2020 — Samsung decided to swap from version numbers to years. All of the phone-makers take liberties in the numbers they use to name their products, but this move makes Samsung one of the first to tie the product name to the year, which has some practical appeal. It also doesn’t hurt that the number is higher than the product number of most of its rivals, and human brains naturally tend to think bigger numbers are better.

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