Everyone knows the importance of having strong passwords for secure site logins and using different passwords for every online service to be on the safer side. As we all know, strong passwords are always difficult to remember and it’s always a good idea to use password managing software to save and manage passwords.
When it comes to password managers, there are plenty of them to choose from. Popular browsers like Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Chrome let you save your passwords and automatically fill in the saved password when you visit the website.
A significant number of PC users use password manager in web browsers to save their passwords. Users who wouldn’t mind paying for good password managers can go for advanced programs like LastPass, Kaspersky Password Manager, Norton Identity Safe, and RoboForm.
F-Secure Key is a free password manager available for Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android operating systems. F-Secure Key helps you store usernames, passwords, and uses strong encryption to save your personal data.
Just like other good password managers, F-Secure Key also offers you set a master password to protect all encrypted passwords. One needs to enter the master password in order to view all saved passwords. That is, even if someone else manages to boot into your PC by bypassing the Windows logon password, s/he won’t be able to view all passwords without entering the right master password.
The other key feature of this program is that it syncs your saved passwords across your Windows, Android, Mac and iOS devices.
Once the program is installed, launch F-Secure Key to create a new Key account (you don’t need to register). Click Create a new account button to enter a master password that you would like to use to protect all passwords that you are about to save.
F-Secure Key lets you import passwords from an XML file. That is, if previously you were using Firefox or any other web browser to manage your passwords, and have exported all passwords to an XML file, you can use the Import option to quickly import all saved passwords from your browser. This tool also lets you export saved passwords to plain text file.
In order to sync saved passwords across supported operating systems and devices, you need to first install F-Secure Key on the device that you would like to connect to your PC, get the synchronisation code, and then enter the obtained unique sync code in the box that appears when you click Settings and then Connect Devices.
Once you have installed and setup a strong master password, we recommend you visit all websites and services that you use, and replace those weak passwords with strong new ones.
Overall, F-Secure Key is a decent free password manager for your PC. F-Secure Key is compatible with Android 4.0, iOS5 or above, Windows 7 or above, and Mac OSX 10.7 or above operating systems.
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