For excellent protection against digital burglars, it is crucial to use as many different complex passwords as possible and to renew them regularly. A handy help is a password manager. However, which one is the best? Read on our 1Password vs LastPass review to find out which password manager suits you best.
Password managers help you come up with complex passwords and store them in a safe place. All the different passwords that you use for different websites are then locked by one master password. In this article, we list the two most famous password managers of this moment for you and help you choose.
LastPass vs 1Password
LastPass and 1Password are both great password managers that we have reviewed are similar in many ways. They all use the AES-256 encryption standard, and all have your data stored locally without (mandatory) transfer via the internet. Ultimately, it is the support functions and availability of the software for specific platforms that must determine your preference.
LastPass Password Manager Review
Database and Encryption
With LastPass, all your data is encrypted locally on your PC using so-called AES 256 encryption. Your encryption key never leaves your computer and is never shared with the company behind LastPass.
The only drawback is that you always need an internet connection and the encrypted data is hosted on LastPass servers. Fortunately, LastPass gives you access to the data without an internet connection via the special LastPass Pocket.
Fortunately, LastPass also supports multi-factor authentication. It is a practical solution and an extra layer of security for all your passwords.
LastPass is compatible with the following browsers: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera, Maxthon, Internet Explorer, Firefox Mobile, and Dolphin Browser. The application also supports importing existing passwords from Internet Explorer and Firefox.
LastPass is available on the following platforms: Windows, Mac, Linux, iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, Symbian OS, and Firefox. It is also possible to access your data via a secure site.
LastPass offers a line of defense against phishing attacks. The application also analyzes the strength of your used passwords and warns, for example, of weak passwords. Finally, you will receive security warnings whenever a security breach is discovered on a known website.
1Password Password Manager Review
Database and Encryption
1Password also uses AES-256 encryption, but the application saves all your password data locally on your computer. Even if you choose to synchronize your data with other devices, your master password never leaves your computer. Encryption is always done locally, and the decoded data is never sent to an online location.
For 1Password, a cloud is an option, not an obligation. The software makes it possible to synchronize data between devices via iCloud and Dropbox, or locally via Wi-Fi.
1Password is compatible with Safari, Chrome, Firefox, and Opera. Extensions automatically save new passwords, and with one click you can set forms to be filled in automatically. Platforms
1Password is available on the following platforms: Mac, Windows, iPhone, iPad, Android, and WindowsPhone.
The Watchtower function of 1Password identifies vulnerable places and cyber attacks and indicates when you need to change your password (s). The software tells you which sites to avoid and notifies you when you use a weak, outdated or repetitive password.
A matter of taste
LastPass is unrivaled in availability and can be found on an immense variety of platforms. It is the only one of the three managers with support for Linux, smartphones and older platforms such as BlackBerry, Windows Mobile, and Symbian. The app does synchronize your encrypted data automatically with the servers of LastPass, which will soon discourage cloud skeptics.
1Password distinguishes itself by its ease of use and elegant design. If you are not very skilled with computers, 1Password is the best solution. Also, the ability to synchronize your data via Wi-Fi is a perfect alternative for anyone who prefers to stay away from the cloud.
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