Dashlane is one of the most popular password managers and security vaults for sensitive information that you enter in your browser. The service and its apps work with your browsers to save and auto-fill important information, eliminating your dependence on your browser’s own password manager and auto-fill feature, which isn’t the most secure place for important data and doesn’t work across different browsers. Dashlane updated both its Mac and PC apps a while back, as well as its Android app. Both Mac and PC apps have had a design overhaul as well as the addition of a ‘Security dashboard’ that finds security loopholes or possible flaws on your system and tells you how to fix them. It’s also adds 2-factor authentication via Google Authenticator. The Android app has also received two-factor authentication and in addition, now offers an in-app browser that you can sign into easily with the account information you’ve saved in Dashlane, and supports both portrait and landscape orientation.
The security dashboard will tell you what security problems currently exist in your system with a solution and a ‘Replace now’ button to quickly rectify them. It will detect weak passwords, passwords that have been in use too long, any information that isn’t stored securely, and email addresses stored in your browsers, among other things. The data, once rectified or removed through the app, cannot be recovered. Needless to say, this information will be pulled only from the browsers that Dashlane is connected to.
From Dashlane’s settings, you can now enable two-factor authentication, provided you have a smartphone with the Google Authenticator app (available free of cost for both iOS and Android) installed on it. To set up two-factor authentication, go to the app’s settings and under the ‘Security’ tab, enable Google Authenticator. Scan the QR code that it gives you using the Google Authenticator app on your smartphone, and enter the resulting code into the text field to complete the two-factor authentication setup. From now onward, you will need to enter a code from your Google Authenticator app to sign in to Dashlane from any computer.
The Android app now has a browser, which you can access from the navigation drawer. It loads Google by default, though you can use it for pretty much anything, like any regular mobile browser. You’re logged in automatically when the app detects a login page that you have login information saved for.
Besides this, tablets will be pleased to know that the app supports both portrait and landscape orientation.
To sum it up, this update brings some major security features as well as interface improvements to the already impressive service, making it even more useful for users to keep their sensitive information safe and secure.
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