Password Problems: Heartbleed and the Quest for Password Management

If Heartbleed sounds like a disease your dog may get, then you read up on this unique threat to online computing. see this list of effected sites. All of the fear associated with password concerns with Heartbleed sent me on a journey to find the best password manager. [If you want to go on your own quest check out these articles for a head start]

Password maintenance is boring and tedious. As a result, most of us have some system that we use to keep up with the deluge of passwords, which ultimately lead to not only leaving the front door unlocked but also having a sign in the front door that says, “we’re not home now but come on in.”

Here’s what I was looking for:

  • Desktop support
  • Mobile support
  • Browser integration
  • Personal Identification database (including credit cards)
  • Multi-login support

Most of the applications accomplish some of these tasks, but in a weekend of testing LastPass, Keeper, and Dashlane, I found Dashlane to be the best solution for my needs.

  1. It satisfies all of the requirements I had for a password manager
  2. The synchronization between mobile and desktop is flawless
  3. Great e-comm support

There will be a transformation in online security at some point. In the meantime, we have to do stupidly carry hundreds of passwords in our brains for instant access or worse, just one. These applications make the process a little easier.

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Jeremy Floyd

Jeremy Floyd is the President at FUNYL Commerce. Formerly, he was the CEO and President of Lirio, Bluegill Creative, a marketing and communications firm in Knoxville, Tennessee. In addition to managing the digital strategies, Floyd was an adjunct professor for the University of Tennessee Chattanooga MBA program teaching digital strategies and social media. Floyd blogs at and tweets under the name @jfloyd. Jeremy is licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee and holds a law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law and a Bachelor of Arts degree from MTSU in English and Philosophy.