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ABOUT NORDPASS PASSWORD MANAGER

NordPass is a proprietary password manager launched in 2019. It is meant to help its users to organise their passwords and secure notes,[1] keeping them in a single place — an encrypted password vault.[2] This service comes in both free and premium versions.[3]

NordPass is a cross-platform application available onWindows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS. It also offers browser extensions on Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Brave, Opera, and Safari.[4]

Security features

An independent researcher, Cure53, in February 2020 conducted an audit and confirmed the security of NordPass password manager.[17]

NordPass is based in Panama, which has no mandatory data retention laws and does not participate in the Five Eyes or Fourteen Eyes alliances.[18][19]This means that the company [20]isn’t required by law to keep logs or share them with governments.

 

SETUP & INTERFACE

Setup of NordPass Password Manager is done by just dragging the application icon to the Applications folder and you’re nearly all done. Like many applications Big Sur needs additional ‘granted system access’ from all applications impacting its security environment and all not downloaded from the App Store and unidentified developers. In practice nearly all applications for virus, file copying, file managers and backup need additional tools/files to get some level of root-access. This is where illegal/cracked downloaded software might be a true risk, as you yourself allows access by dragging just an icon which looks like the real deal into your ‘privacy’ setting. Beware of this !

Still back to NordPass which by now passed its account login and opens a nice clean interface allowing the user to fill the available folders with their data, or create your own folder and label/use it.  It works really easy and you need to find out yourself which folder allows you adequate data fields. It’s a shame that you can’t add fields to your liking yet.

 

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NordPass comes with MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) which can be enabled through your personal linked webpage containing your subscriptions and personal info etc. I expected the greyed out slider (image below) to get some kind of colour and visualizing some kind of activation. Nothing changed in the interface as you can see, but it mentions : Enabled !

Well I feel this needs to be looked after by NordPass developers, as it doesn’t seem right to me.

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FEATURES

This section is far more important than just the looks of a password manager. Dashlane which is NordPasses competitor looks simular and integrates in your browsers equal, but the main difference between the two is ‘Importing a Password.csv File’ into its database. Dashlane almost won’t let you import any ‘database.csv’ from another manager. Its a real nightmare which make you stick to Dashlane as there’s not many around importing Dashlane.csv in a good way. You end up with a distorted or corrupted database. No real problem for many people with just a small database. However we have 1000+ licenses and login-codes, which is a pain in the a… to type in a new manager, but for all of you in the same position as we, NordPass imports your Dashlane.csv file easily and maybe needs some adjustments as the existing folders might be different between them.

 

No one’s got time to write down their passwords and then look for them among hundreds of post-it notes. That’s what NordPass is for. It prompts you to save your passwords every time you log in to a new website and remembers them for later use. No need to enter anything manually — just hit “Save”.
Already saved your most used passwords in NordPass? Great! Next time you log in to your favorite accounts, NordPass will recognize them and offer to fill these details for you. A couple of clicks, and you are in. You can forget your passwords altogether.
But how do I add all the passwords I have on my device? We are glad you asked. Simply open NordPass, and it will automatically find the passwords stored in your browsers. You can import those instantly or, alternatively, upload a CSV file with passwords exported from another password manager.
To make password management even simpler, we’ve also designed the NordPass browser extension. Add it to your favorite browser to autosave and autofill your credentials, generate complex passwords, and find logins whenever you need them. Don’t compromise your browsing. Currently available on Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Edge, Brave, Opera, and Safari.
NordPass automatically syncs your passwords across all the devices and platforms you use, whether it be multiple computers, tablets, or phones. You can access your passwords and other important notes wherever you are. NordPass app currently available on Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, and iOS.

Like Dashlane NordPass checks ‘breached data’ leaks and/or unsafe passwords. Its password generator works very well and integrates better in your browsers than Dashlane. (well, its more stable)
NordPass has its own application interface running on your computer where Dashlane new policy is quit the single application, but makes all actions on live-internet website, which is one of the reasons I stopped using Dashlane. NordPass brings us all the goodies and satisfaction we need and updates on a regular basis.

 

PASSWORD MANAGER

Check the features which make NordPass password manager into a nice to handle application.

NordPass has no storage limits. You can store as many passwords as you wish. Find the logins to your favorite websites and apps all in a single place, at any time. All you need is to remember one Master Password.Sample Description
We understand that it’s not just passwords you might want to protect. That’s why we’ve created Secure Notes — jot down things like your Wi-Fi code, alarm system code, or your wedding anniversary to find them quickly and easily.
The times when you left your online shopping order because you couldn't find your wallet are over. Keep your credit card details in NordPass and find them on any device next time you shop online. Simply scan them with a built-in OCR scanner — no manual typing needed.
Whether you’re shopping online, signing up on a new website or filling any other online form, NordPass will save you time and frustration. Just add your name, email address, phone number, and work or home address in the Personal Info tab and autofill tedious online forms with just a few clicks.
The more organized you are, the easier it is to find things. The same applies to passwords. Sort your passwords, secure notes, and credit card details by Folders. Separate business from pleasure or organize them however you see fit.

 

NORDPASS SECURITY

A Password Manager is as good as its security, thats rule number one. As it contains all your private data, it should be impossible for any third party to steal your data. I understand that 100% safety doesn’t exist in this cyber-world, but we should make things so hard to crack that criminals give up.

One feature needed is 2FA ( Two Factor Authentication ) or as NordPass calls it MFA. Use this wherever possible on the internet where your privacy is at stake. Biometrics is an additional tool to secure your privacy.

What is 2FA : Read our blog item Need For 2FA Security Tool | ReviewMacApps

In order to use 2FA you need an additional IOS apps like:

Two-factor apps use one-time passwords (OTP) as your second factor. Most apps work the same way. After turning on 2FA on your account, you can scan a QR code to tie that account to your app. Every time you log in, your app will automatically generate a code, which you’ll need to enter to unlock your account. The code is usually a six-digit time-based, one-time password (TOTP).

Before getting into how we chose them, here’s a rundown of our top five picks:

  1. Authy — Easy to use, feature-rich and supports multi-device sync
  2. Google Authenticator — A widely adopted standard across major websites
  3. andOTP— An open-source alternative that has more features than the competition
  4. Microsoft Authenticator— Also similar to Google Authenticator, but works especially well with Microsoft services
  5. DUO Mobile -Duo is a security platform to manage the access and authentication of multiple users.
Creating strong, hard-to-guess passwords is as important as keeping them safe. Protect your accounts from intruders by generating passwords with the NordPass built-in Password Generator. Choose the length and complexity of your passwords and make them as random as you can. Leave it to NordPass to remember them.
Sometimes, things don’t go as planned. No matter how hard you try to protect your sensitive data, it might still get breached. But there’s something you can do: use the NordPass Data Breach Scanner to identify leaked data and vulnerable passwords to protect your accounts.
We have another great built-in feature to help you strengthen the security of your accounts. Scan your passwords with the NordPass Password Health tool to identify weak, old, and reused passwords. Perform the scan regularly and update your passwords to keep your accounts secure.
The strongest password you’ve got is you. Use Biometrics on your NordPass mobile app to unlock your password vault with your face or fingerprint. Easier for you to log in — harder for bad actors to crack. Enable Biometrics by going to NordPass Settings.
Set up Two-Factor Authentication to add an extra layer of security. This may add an additional step to complete the sign-in, but it also means that knowing your Master Password won’t be enough to break into your NordPass account. 2FA currently works with Google Authenticator, Authy, and Duo.
NordPass was designed by cybersecurity experts who employed one of the latest encryption algorithms to protect your data. All passwords and other data you store in NordPass is automatically encrypted with the XChaCha20 encryption algorithm. No matter what, it will look like gibberish to outsiders.
Share passwords without the risk of exposing them to prying eyes. Unencrypted channels such as messaging apps or emails can easily be intercepted and compromised. Instead, securely share passwords with other NordPass users and grant full or limited access according to your needs.
NordPass is designed in a way that your passwords are encrypted on your device and only then stored on Cloud. This means that only you can decrypt them simply by logging in to your account. No one else can access or manage your passwords in any way, not even NordPass employees.
To make your password sharing extra secure, add other NordPass users to your Trusted Contacts list. This way, you’ll establish an encrypted connection, which can be used to share passwords instantly.

What BioMetrics ? What are Biometrics and How Do They Work? (techtarget.com)

 

VERDICT

NordPass password manager is at this moment the best Password Manager around. Its features, import and security tools are the best found at this moment. Its support for 2FA and BioMetrics is a guarantee for safety. If you are looking for the best Password Manger, look no further as NordPass is your best friend. Its pricing and support are outstanding, as is its ability to impress. The addition of editing ‘fields’ would make it unparalleled.

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