It’s difficult enough to remember all your passwords in the office (where you can keep handy reminder notes for your various logins), but now, many of us also need to remember and enter passwords on our mobile devices while on the go. Fortunately, you can use password management software to gain secure remote access to your personal logins and other information.
What Is A Password Manager?
A password manager is an application that lets you securely store your sensitive data—such as usernames, passwords, credit card numbers, and PINs—in a database that encrypts the information behind a single password. Thus, you’ll only need to remember one login and password for your password manager application. Most password managers also include a random password generation tool that will create passwords that would be nearly impossible for hackers to guess. Because the randomly generated passwords will be hard to remember, password managers typically offer a way to integrate with your mobile device’s Web browser to automatically enter the long passwords on websites.
|SplashID Safe for Android lets you secure passwords and sensitive information to your Android based phone|
How Do Password Managers Work?
Typically, password managers are sold as a service that consists of a cloud service for storing your personal info, a PC application, and apps for your mobile devices. The smartphone apps are often a free add-on because you’re paying for a service to store all of your personal information in the cloud.
Standalone apps are also available and make an ideal option if you only have one mobile device that you use to remotely access your authentications.
For example, SplashData (www.splashdata.com) offers its SplashID Safe password manager as a standalone application for Android ($9.99), iPad/iPhone/iPod touch ($9.99), and BlackBerry ($9.95), as well as for Windows PCs ($19.95) or Mac OS X ($19.95). If you invest in both a smartphone and Windows/Mac desktop version of SplashID Safe, you can sync password information between the two devices.
With SplashID Safe for iPad, your password can be automatically entered for your favorite websites.