In light of the Russian hackers recently collecting sensitive data of more than 1.2 billion Internet users, it's all the more important to safeguard your private information with a strong password. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best password storage programs and applications designed to keep you safe.
With continuing security threats, the days of using the same passwords all the time are over. Grab one of these apps to manage your passwords across your devices and secure your digital life.
Normally $36, this robust utility will not only manage your existing passwords, but also generate new and potentially much safer ones.
Password managers can make juggling numerous Web site accounts a lot easier, especially when faced with a major security bug like Heartbleed.
Every web service requires a username and password. To be more secure, try out LastPass, which does the heavy lifting of creating unique passwords and stores the data for you.
Normally $19.95, this popular program provides secure, autofilling forms and passwords.
Though its looks are generic, APC's fingerprint-scanning mouse will lock down your PC from prying eyes and keep track of all of your Web passwords.
Google's Android Device Manager, which allows users to locate their phones via a desktop app, will be adding the ability to lock the device and change its password.
The original version of this story misspelled the name of password manager KeePass.
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