When given a list of potentially challenging activities, 40%of people surveyed by Norton by Symantec says remembering all of their passwords is among the top three most difficult tasks — more than those who selected balancing their checkbook. So Symantec has released Norton Identity Safe, a free, cloud-enabled service where consumers can store and synchronize all of their passwords across Macs, PCs, iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, and Android devices.
“Too often, people turn to bad password habits — using the same easy password for all of their accounts or writing down a list of passwords and taping it to the computer,” says Marian Merritt, Norton Internet Safety Advocate. “Even though passwords have been around for a long time, the sheer number we all have to remember is constantly increasing. Norton Identity Safe is a simple, secure way to keep track of your personal information, no matter where you go or what device you use.”
To begin using Norton Identity Safe, consumers can visit https://identitysafe.norton.com/ and follow a few steps that will free them from ever having to remember another password. Available free of charge, Norton Identity Safe delivers simple, secure password management for PCs, Mac computers, iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, and Android devices.
Norton Identity Safe features include:
° Multi-platform synchronization — Synchronizes information across platforms and devices, eliminating the hassle of remembering multiple user names, passwords, contact information, credit card numbers. Norton Identity Safe allows users to access their credentials anywhere they go.
° Safe Search & Norton Safe Web — Help consumers protect their identities and avoid potentially risky sites by letting them know whether a site is safe to visit directly from their search results.
° Share — Allows users to safely share online content by sending URLs through email and social networking plugins, directly from Norton Identity Safe.