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Petition Against Passwords pushes next-gen security

Critics are urging the end of passwords, but skeptics say the alternatives not yet ready for prime time.

Put your passwords in your pocket and take them everywhere you go

Password managers help you keep more passwords than you can memorize. Eric asked if he could carry one on a flash drive.

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Ban passwords, say advocates of alternative authentication

Passwords are obsolete, says a group of Silicon Valley tech companies who have formed a public advocacy campaign called Petition Against Passwords.

Review: Dashlane is a robust password manager with a gorgeous interface

Dashlane is an powerful and flexible password manager for every level of experience that's also useful for form-filling, expense tracking, and more.

Passwords aren’t dying any time soon. Here's how to manage them effectively.

If you rely on passwords to protect your online identity, you should use a tool to help you remember and use them securely.

Five essential security measures to protect your business—no matter its size

Take these basic steps to safeguard your business's invaluable information assets.

Review: Keeper keeps your passwords safe, but it can be pricey

Keeper can help you keep your passwords safe from prying eyes, and allows you to share them securely. But it's not as user-friendly as some of its rivals, and it can be expensive.

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Manage passwords, and not just on the Web

Mgentry2 asked the Windows forum to recommend password managers that can " keep track of both online passwords and desktop application passwords (Outlook, Quicken, etc.)."

Review: Create very strong and secure passwords with the free PWGen

You need a different password--and a really good one--for every program, service, or site to fend off hackers and snoopers. PWGen will help you graduate from your pet's name to strong passwords.

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Regain your PC's administrator rights, even if you don't have the password

LouieB62 needs administrator-level access to his Windows PC, but he doesn't have the password. He asked the Answer Line forum for help.