G DATA Total Protection with the new Password Manager provides more security on the Internet.
Everything has a password – email accounts, social media accounts, smartphones, ATMs, online shops. This stresses a lot of people. According to a survey by digital association Bitkom, 36 percent of Germans feel overwhelmed by the number of passwords. A password manager helps to organise the numerous passwords and, at the same time, provides more security. An easy-to-use Password Manager has been integrated into G DATA Total Protection. The function encrypts sensitive data such as user names and passwords in a database on the hard drive.
The new G DATA Password Manager remembers passwords for online shops, forums and email accounts. The easy-to-use Password Manager appears as an icon in the browser on installation and, if required, stores every password for websites used for accessing encrypted accounts. The data is encrypted and stored on the hard disk. Only the user can access this data using a master password. The module marks an end to crib sheets or unsecure passwords.
G DATA security expert Tim Berghoff weighs up the pros and cons of passwords in his blog entry and gives four tips for securing accounts. He especially advises against using the same password for multiple accounts: “The reason for this is simple. If the password used for securing your email account or social networks is stolen, an attacker has access to your online identity. This is like losing a skeleton key.”