Ever get tired of having to constantly enter password for web sites that require you to log in? It’s likely that you have gone down one of two routes and have either written down your passwords so you can look them up when you forget them, or you have opted to use the same password for every online service you make use of. With Norton Identity Safe all of this could change. This free tool enables you to store all of your passwords in the cloud in a secure password protected vault and access this information from any computer.
If you’ve ever forgotten a password you’ll be only too aware of the hoops that you need to jump through to perform a password reset. With Norton Identity Safe installed you may never need to worry about this again as all of your login information can be not only securely stored online but also automatically filled in for you. Available for both Mac and PC, the software installs as a browser extension that can be used with Internet Explorer, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Opera, and there are a number of features besides password entry.
Coming from Symantec, who have a long history in the security business, it should probably come as no surprise that there is the option of checking the safety of web sites before you visit them. A simple colored icon system gives you at-a-glance information about whether a sites is deemed to be safe or whether caution should be exercised – this may help you to decide whether or no to share personal information through that site.
Any of the passwords you save through Norton Identity Safe will be stored in the cloud so if you have an iOS or Android device you can make use of it on a mobile phone or tablet. That’s about all there is to the app really. Auto-form filling and password storage is nothing new, and even the idea of synching between devices has been done before, but this is a solid enough platform and extras such as page testing and sharing mean that it’s worth taking a look at.