Tips and Tricks : RoboForm Password Manager

By Curtis Bagnall, Solution Engineer at Umbrella Managed Systems

Have you ever found yourself stuck on a website, continuously trying various passwords you might have used when you set up your account? It’s painful to keep seeing the message, “incorrect email or password, please try again.”

Trying to remember your passwords can be very frustrating. Sadly, we see lots of people resort to using the same password for all their accounts. This is a disaster waiting to happen when it comes to security and accounts being hacked.

The other option is to have a unique password for every site you log into. But keeping track of all those passwords is impossible without some help.The good news is that there are some great solutions to this problem. One of them is called RoboForm.

The RoboForm Password Manager

RoboForm is a software program to manage your passwords and logins. It will also generate secure passwords for you for new accounts. And the most time saving part is that RoboForm will fill in login screens for you automatically.

RoboForm is a cloud based service, so you can install RoboForm on PCs, Macs, iPhones, Android Phones and tablets. They all sync with your passwords in the cloud, so you can use any device to log into a website.

This is really convenient because you only need to remember one “Master Password” to your RoboForm account. Once you’ve logged into RoboForm, you have access to all your other passwords.

One of my biggest concerns for clients is how their passwords are stored and encrypted. RoboForm stores passwords locally first, and they get encrypted and transferred to the RoboForm servers using AES256-based encryption. Your master password is used to unlock the encryption on the fly, allowing the software to put in your account name and password with the click of a button. (It’s crucial to pick a long, strong master password and keep it private.)

RoboForm offers a free personal version, but the real power comes from paying for RoboForm Everywhere. The price? It’s only $25 per YEAR and that works across all your devices.

If you’re struggling with passwords, I suggest you give RoboForm a try. If you would like more information, or any help getting something like this set up, Umbrella is only a phone call away. We’re always happy to assist you!

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