Best password managers: How to keep your online accounts secure | Best online password storage | How to keep your passwords safe

Scott Carey
Scott Carey

Scott Carey

Scott is online editor at Techworld and ComputerworldUK.

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You may have heard more talk about password managers this year. In a UK where the Investigatory Powers Act has given the government wide-reaching surveillance power and a USA where Donald Trump is now in charge of the most powerful snooping network ever created, your online security has never been more at risk.

A password manager isn't going to protect you from government 'dragnet' surveillance, but it is an increasingly important part of staying secure online, especially when paired with two-factor authentication.

Most password managers work the same way: you will setup an account with a (preferably strong) master password and it will then store credentials for the sites you tend to visit, either manually or through an automated function in the app.

So what makes a good password manager? A strong commitment to security, easy user experience, functionality and price are all factors here. Here are the best password managers.

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