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Your Passwords Your Security

NordPass is a simple and secure password manager with a good set of basic but useful features.

It offers secure password sharing, data breach scanning, password health checks, multifactor authentication, biometric logins, and emergency access in addition to unlimited storage and cutting edge encryption technology. However, its features are more basic than those of other top password managers, its autofill is disappointing, and its mobile apps still require significant improvement.

Their Free plan is more generous than that of many other password managers, and all of its paid plans include a 30 day money back guarantee.

What do they offer?  

Unlike most password managers, which use the industry standard 256bit AES encryption, their employs the XChaCha20 encryption algorithm, which is considered more "futureproof" than AES encryption `although 256bit AES encryption is also impossible to crack`.

While it`s difficult to say whether XChaCha20 makes it more secure than other password managers, it`s never a bad thing to know that your sensitive information is protected by cutting edge security technology.

In addition, it employs zero knowledge architecture, which means that all of your data is encrypted locally rather than on Nord Pass`s servers. This means that no one, including it, can see or access your passwords or other sensitive information, and your data is safe even if it is hacked.

It also includes some additional security features, such as:

     Authentication with multiple factors.

     Biometric authentication.

     Password sharing that is secure.

     Scan for data leaks.

     Password health checks are performed.

     Access in an emergency.

Its offering has become more comparable to other premium password managers since the addition of these more advanced features.

Password vault

Their password vault is accessible via desktop apps for Mac, Windows, and Linux, iOS and Android mobile apps, and a web browser, ensuring that you can always access your account regardless of device.

All apps share the same features, functionality, and design, allowing you to easily access, add, and edit data across all of your devices.

The password vault provided by them is simple to use. Adding new entries is simple: navigate to the relevant category, click Add New, enter the necessary information, and click Save. Passwords, secure notes `such as WiFi passwords, alarm codes, or other text based information`, credit cards, and personal information can be stored `address, phone number, email, etc`.

It also includes a fully customizable Folders feature. You can make as many folders as you want to organise your passwords, secure notes, and other information. This is a nice feature, but 1Password goes one step further by allowing you to create multiple vaults, making it even easier to securely organise and manage your sensitive data.

Browser Addons

It supports Chrome, Firefox, Opera, Edge, Brave, and Safari browser extensions.

Their browser extension allows you to access and search your entire password vault, view all of your items, launch websites, add or edit entries, and access all of their tools as well as the Settings menu.

Generator of Passwords

The password generator is accessible via the desktop, web, and mobile apps, as well as the browser extension.

The password generator is simple to use and provides numerous variables for creating your password. You can generate passwords based on characters or words, and you can include capital letters, digits, and symbols, as well as specify the password length: 8 to 60 characters, or 3 to 10 words.

Authentication with Multiple Factors

Multifactor authentication is an optional security measure for your account. like all good password managers, it includes some form of two factor or multifactor authentication.

It supports the following MFA methods:

Google Authenticator, Microsoft Authenticator, Authy, and other authentication apps

Security keys are physical USB keys that must comply with the FIDO U2F standard.

Fingerprint `Android and iOS` or Face ID biometrics `iOS only. `

Items in Common

It allows you to securely share any of the items you`ve saved in your vault — login information, credit card information, personal information, and secure notes.

Their Premium users can share items, but their Free users can receive them.

There is no limit to the number of items you can share or receive through it, and you can share items with as many different users as you want. The only thing you can`t share is folders, though you can select all entries in a folder and send them all at once.

Scanner for Data Breach `Premium only`

Their Data Breach Scanner searches the internet to determine whether any of your account logins or credit card information has been compromised. However, because there is no realtime monitoring, you will not be notified of a new breach until you run the scanner again.

Password Security `Premium only`

NordPass` Password Health feature is useful for determining the strength and `health` of your passwords. It looks for three things:

     Passwords that are easy to guess

     Password Reuse Used for multiple accounts.

     Passwords that are more than 90 days old.

Emergency Services `Premium only`

It is, like most top password managers, allows you to share your passwords with specific people in the event of an emergency. Only Premium users can create emergency contacts, but Free users can receive them.

Final thought

NordPass is a secure password manager with an easy touse interface and a good set of features, such as unlimited storage, secure password sharing, and data breach scanning. If you want to give it a try, it has a decent Free plan as well as a 7 day free trial and a 30 day money back guarantee on its paid plans.


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