Password manager Dashlane has released its latest re-designed version, Dashlane 4, for Windows, Mac, and mobile devices running Android and iOS.
According to its announcement, Dashlane has over four million users globally, with this latest version adding five new languages (Spanish, Portuguese, German, Italian, and Japanese) via its DashIQ technology which optimizes the user’s app and payment options based on location.
The user experience has been largely re-designed with a fresh focus on easy access and usability, along with the addition of the ‘Quick Access’ feature for more refined searching. Payment options have been expanded with more than 250 international banks, institutions, and cards now supported.
The Password Changer feature, which automates the regular changing of passwords for a number of websites, has been developed further. On its launch over a year ago, it supported automated password changing for around 75 sites. That has now been extended to more than 500.
Password managers are a popular way for managing passwords across multiple online accounts and often promise a more secure solution than remembering passwords or using similar passwords across several sites.
However, they are not perfect systems. Most recently, Google discovered vulnerabilities in Trend Micro’s password manager solution, as part of its antivirus software, where attackers could steal passwords.
Last year, someone developed a tool called KeeFarce that could be used to decrypt password databases in the KeePass manager software.
“It’s important to remember that when you connect all computing devices in one network, you are not absolutely secure unless you disconnect,” Emmanuel Schalit, Dashlane CEO, told Digital Trends. “However, if you are connected, and it is a question of relative security, then using a password manager is safe because a service like Dashlane uses security architectures that ensure that encryption keys are not stored.
“Using a password manager to protect your digital identity is safer in the same way as putting money in a bank is safer than putting it under your mattress.”