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Software week in review for August 8

This week's hack of over 1 billion online account credentials is the worst thing ever or else nothing to worry about, but either way you should change your passwords (again). Yahoo and Google are teaming up for encrypted email in 2015. And as always we have the latest product releases and rumors from Apple, Microsoft, and others. Read on for our recap, and to get the latest reviews and features from our editors in your inbox, subscribe to our weekly newsletters.

Security

It's Black Hat and DefCon week in Las Vegas, which means that we're awash in … Read more

PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac review

PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac does a good job at storing, retrieving, and making your passwords available across devices. It's great for saving and managing important personal information like credit card numbers, passport details, and Social Security numbers.

Pros

Convenient password storing and retrieving: With PasswordBox for Firefox for Mac you can store passwords and other important information through Firefox and access them via other devices as long as you have the app installed, and you remember your email address and master password. Your passwords are securely stored on the PasswordBox Web site.

Password generator: You can generate random … Read more

Keeper Password & Data Vault review

Keeper Password & Data Vault boosts your online security by generating highly secure log-in passwords and enabling you to store sensitive information like bank account details and credit card numbers in a virtual vault.

Pros

Secures your passwords and sensitive data: Keeper Password & Data Vault does its job admirably, generating hard-to-crack passwords and keeping all your financial and other sensitive data in a secure vault. If you're the sort of person who uses the same password for all Web sites, or keeps credit card and bank account information in a document on your computer, this app reduces threats, … Read more

Revealer Keylogger Free review

Revealer Keylogger Free is a competent if unremarkable keylogger for Windows. It can run at startup, hide itself from users, and protect access with a password. But basic features such as screenshots and email notifications aren't available in the free version, and the program doesn't log IP addresses.

Pros

Free keylogger: Despite the freeware version's limits, Revealer Keylogger Free's active features are fully functional. It only records keystrokes and the programs they're entered in, such as IE, Chrome, or Word, but it does a good job of that.

Easy to use: A virtue of Revealer … Read more

Password Creator for Mac review

Password Creator for Mac lets you generate up to 1,000 unique and random passwords per batch, all of which meet the specifications you set. So whether you just want help making the passwords for your personal accounts more secure, or you need to generate a large number of random tokens, you can get it done through this app's streamlined interface.

Pros

Clear options: This app features a clear interface that lays out all of the possible options in a very accessible way, no matter what the user's experience level. You can decide what types of characters are … Read more

Password Repository for Mac review

Password Repository for Mac gives you a place to store your log-in information for all kinds of sites while keeping it protected by a master password. With this tool, you'll never have to worry about forgetting your passwords again, and you can quickly access any of your log-ins anytime.

Pros

Master password: To make sure no one can access all of the sensitive information you have stored in this app, you can create a Master Password to protect it. While this is a common feature of most password management apps, this one lets you take security even further by … Read more

1Password for Mac review

1Password for Mac lets you keep all of your log-ins in one place, so you'll never have to worry about forgetting passwords again. And all of the information you enter into this app is protected by a master password, which means you won't have to worry about unauthorized access, either.

Pros

Browser integration: When you install the browser extensions that work with this app, you can store your log-in information as you enter it into each new site. You can also access stored credit card information and profiles to facilitate completing online forms.

Master password recovery: This program … Read more

mSecure Password Manager review

mSecure Password Manager is a safe place to keep all of your sensitive information and passwords, so they're always handy. This app ensures you never forget a password, while also preventing unwanted access to your private log-ins and account information.

Pros

Encrypted sync: Not only will this app let you store your information securely, but you can also sync that data with your other devices via Wi-Fi, iCloud, or Dropbox without worry. mSecure encrypts all of the data you sync, so you don't have to rely on the security of the service you use to transfer it.

Categorized … Read more

PasswordBox FREE Password Manager & Wallet review

PasswordBox FREE Password Manager & Wallet gives you a central and secure place to keep all of your personal and sensitive information. This app is packed with all kinds of helpful features that will make keeping track of log-ins and protecting your private accounts easier and more convenient than ever.

Pros

Nice touches: In addition to storing your sensitive information, PasswordBox also offers some nice supplementary features. One of these is a Password Generator to help you create passwords that are harder to guess than any you would make up for yourself. There is also a sharing feature that allows … Read more

KeePass Password Safe Professional review

KeePass Password Safe Professional is a convenient utility that lets you create a database to store all of your log-in information for various sites. Once you've entered all of your information into this program, you can access Web sites and even have the app log you in with just a few clicks.

Pros

Random password generator: If you're happy with your current passwords, you're perfectly welcome to keep them. But if you'd like to create some that are more secure, this app offers a convenient generator that lets you specify the length and types of characters … Read more