Password Manager

Forgetting your passwords?

You need a unique, complex password to help keep each of your online accounts secure, but who can remember all those passwords?

Using a password manager allows you to use complex passwords that are difficult to hack, and store them securely in an encrypted online vault.

One master password unlocks your vault so you can log into your accounts easily, without having to remember every single password.

How secure are password managers?

In contrast to the alternatives, a good password manager from a reputable provider should be secure.

How to select the best password manager

When selecting the best password manager for your needs, you want to find a quality product from a trusted provider that enables you to sync passwords across your computer and mobile devices.

What is two-factor authentication (2FA)?

Two-factor authentication is a way to confirm a user’s identity when they log in to an account by using both a password and an additional step.

Storing your passwords in plain text or on paper?

 

Problem

You have a lot of passwords for all your online accounts, so you write them down or store them in plain text on your computer.

Storing passwords where someone else can find them isn't the most secure way to manage your passwords.

Solution

Use a password manager to store all your login credentials in a secure online vault that you access with a master password.

You're not the only person using 123456 as a password.

 

Problem

You use bad passwords, like:

  • 123456
  • Password
  • qwerty
  • Abc123
  • login

rather than good passwords, like:

  • j6FuC8@fimLC
  • G8pRU8rUs6u*
  • Dr57eSof9izLw#
  • fR16hobec&n&&e
  • 5r&7REtLruCriz?D
     

But how can you remember passwords like that?

Solution

Help protect your important online accounts by using strong, unique passwords and managing them in a password manager app.

Someone knows my password. I use it for everything!

 

Problem

You use the same password for multiple accounts like your:

  • Email
  • Bank
  • Social media
  • Online shopping
  • Healthcare management
  • Investment accounts

If one of those accounts gets compromised through phishing or a data breach, it could mean access to all the other accounts that use the same password.

Solution

Use a password manager that stores your passwords in an encrypted online vault and enables you to generate new passwords and update your accounts, all in one place.

How hackers hack passwords

Hacking, cracking, or phishing your email account password is often the 1st step in an online attack. Why? Because your email account is often used to reset or recover other passwords, like those of your bank, retirement accounts, or others you want to keep private.

Rules for good password management

Follow these rules for good password management to help keep your passwords secure

Do this:

  • Use complex passwords
  • Use unique passwords for each account
  • Use combinations of capital and lowercase letters, numbers, and symbols, not dictionary words
  • Keep your passwords private
  • Use a password manager to store your passwords securely

Don’t do that:

  • Use easy-to-guess passwords
  • Use the same password for multiple accounts
  • Use child or pet names, or words that can be found in the dictionary
  • Share your passwords with others
  • Keep passwords in a plain text file on your computer or written down on a sticky note
     

How do you remember your passwords?

A recent study found that most Americans remember online passwords by memorizing or writing them down.1

% of internet users who keep track of their online passwords in the following ways

Users surveyed could select more than one method.
 

Norton Password Manager

Weak and re-used passwords are one element that stand between cybercriminals and your personal and financial information.

Norton Password Manager provides the tools you need to create, store, and manage all your passwords, credit card information and other credentials online – safely and securely in your very own encrypted, cloud-based vault.

  • SECURE: Automatically creates complex and unique passwords to help protect all your online accounts

  • SMART: Allows you to quickly determine if any of your passwords are weak and then automatically updates them with more complex and secure ones.

  • SIMPLE: Enables you to sync logins and other information across your devices, fill in forms with one click and securely share vault access with trusted individuals

Get Norton Password Manager as part of Norton 360 

60 Day Money Back Guarantee with annual membership. Terms apply. 

Frequently Asked Questions

A password manager saves and stores your username, passwords and other credentials, such as your credit card information and address, for online accounts. With Norton Password Manager, you only have to remember one master password, and all your other passwords are stored in a secure, encrypted, online vault that you access with that master password. For added security, Norton Password Manager enables you to automatically create and use complex, unique passwords for all your different account login credentials without the difficulty of remembering all of them. And it syncs passwords across devices, between your iOS and Android mobile devices and your PC. So whenever you transact online, simply select the account you want to log into and Norton Password Manager will auto-fill your login information with one click, safely and securely.

Strong passwords are vital to your online security. Using easy-to-guess or common passwords, using the same password for multiple accounts, and sharing your passwords with others all risk compromising the security of your online accounts. A strong password follows these rules:

  • At least 8-12 characters long
  • Uses upper and lowercase letters
  • Includes at least one number and one symbol
  • Does not use real words found in the dictionary
  • Does not use your personal information, like a child’s or pet’s name
  • Is different than your other account passwords
  • You change it on a regular basis

A password generator creates complex, unique passwords that you can use for your many online accounts. Because password strength is of great importance to your online security, Norton Password Manager has a built-in password generator that enables you to generate strong, complex passwords within the app. The Norton password generator lets you select how many characters you want and lets you toggle including letters, mixed case, numbers, and punctuation. You can generate multiple passwords with the same criteria at a time, and you can also use it to generate number-only PINs. It’s important to create complex, unique passwords, and a password generator does the work for you.

In Norton Password Manager, your passwords are stored in an encrypted online vault. You access your vault by logging in with your master password. In the vault, you can manage your saved logins, including updating, editing or deleting information as needed. With Norton Password Manager, your vault has its own master password in addition to your Norton account password, which provides an extra layer of security for your login credentials, addresses, credit card information and notes.

Two-factor authentication is a way to confirm a user’s identity when they log in to an account by using both a password and an additional step. Examples of the second step could be a biometric factor, like a fingerprint, iris or face scan, a voice confirmation, a PIN number, an answer to a separate security question, or a number that is sent via text to your mobile phone to enter in addition to your password. Many accounts use both a password and a second factor for additional security.

In contrast to the alternatives, a good password manager from a reputable provider should be secure. If you are storing passwords on paper or in plain text on your computer, reusing passwords for multiple accounts, or using easy-to-guess or passwords that you remember because they include words like your child’s name or your birthday, a good password manager provides security that isn’t found in any of those methods. Norton Password Manager stores your passwords in the cloud in encrypted form. You remember your master password, and that enables you to log into your secure vault across your PC and mobile devices.

When selecting the best password manager for your needs, you want to find a quality product from a trusted provider that enables you to sync passwords across your computer and mobile devices. You want to know that your passwords are stored securely in the cloud and encrypted, and that the company storing them has a reputation for privacy and security. As a leader in cybersecurity, Symantec, whose brand Norton protects over 50 million consumers like you, also helps governments and enterprises around the globe. For the security of your online accounts, Norton Password Manager creates, stores and manages all your passwords, credit card information and other credentials online – safely and securely in your very own encrypted, cloud-based vault. With Norton Password Manager, you can trust that your information is secure with Norton, a trusted leader in cybersecurity.

1 “Americans and Cybersecurity.” Pew Research Center, Washington, D.C. (Jan. 26, 2017) http://www.pewinternet.org/2017/01/26/americans-and-cybersecurity/pi_01-26-cyber-00-01/

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