Norton Identity Safe is a password management application for Windows and mobile platforms (Android and iOS), which provides a LastPass like service for the easy management of saved online passwords. You can save all your passwords to your Norton account and access them anytime with a single master password. What’s more is that Norton Identity Safe provides valuable information about the rating of a website, to help you identify logging into phishing websites. For example, some websites are disguised as famous websites like Facebook, with a minor difference in their URL. People mistake them for the real website and when they enter their I.D. and password, it is sent to hackers. It completely integrates with your browser and acts as a secure password manager for your Windows or mobile device. This enables logging into your online accounts, (e.g. Facebook account) in a secure manner, rather than relying on insecure browser password managers, which have many vulnerabilities. For example, in earlier posts I showed you, “How To View And Remove Saved Password In Mozilla Firefox” and “How To View And Remove Saved Password In Google Chrome”. These posts were meant to expose the vulnerability of default password managers and how insecure your saved passwords can be by using this conventional method. Services like Norton Identity Safe are meant to provide a secure solution to these issues.
Step 1: In the first step, you will have to specify an email address for your Norton account, (an existing one or the one you wish to sign up with).
Step 2: Once done, you can either login or signup for a free Norton account to save all your passwords. You will also require selecting a secure master password for your Norton account.
Step 3: Once logged in, you will be provided with the option to import your browser contacts and optionally disable your default password manager. You can configure this application on Windows, iOS or an Android devices.
If you wish to use Norton Identity Safe on a mobile device, make sure that it is first configured on your PC. You can also use the QR Codes for iOS and Android devices given below. For more information and guidelines, see the developer’s website link given at the end of this post.
Norton Identity Safe currently works on the following platforms/operating systems:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows 7
- iOS (iPhone and iPad)
Supported Browsers include the following: