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Dropbox Passwords vs. LastPass: Who gives you more security?

You can’t afford a breach of your digital life. Or your identity stolen. Or a public viewing of what’s private. And you shouldn’t have to, because total digital security should be free.
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Dropbox Passwords: Unlimited passwords and payment card storage. Unlimited protection. All free.

Security is a given.

Dropbox Passwords is a secure, simple way to store, sync, and autofill usernames, passwords, and credit/debit cards across devices—protecting your online credentials in the cloud and on your devices.

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What makes Dropbox Passwords better?

  1. You’re the only one who can see your passwords. Zero-knowledge encryption means your Dropbox Passwords data—from usernames and URLs to passwords, notes, and payment cards—is only accessible by you.
  2. It’s available to every Dropbox user—for free—no matter what plan you’re on. So you not only get free protection, you get 2GB of free storage on the Basic plan and more on paid plans.
  3. Security and productivity tools are in one place, so you don’t have to jump back and forth between applications. You also get cloud storage, file sharing, automatic computer and device backup, PDF editing and e-signatures, and more.
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Dropbox Passwords stores your encrypted data in the cloud, but the keys to decrypt that data are only stored on your devices. Dropbox never has access to them. This means only you can look at your information.

                  Source: Dropbox Whitepaper

It’s like a lockbox. In a safe. Inside a bank vault. Under Fort Knox.

Dropbox Passwords is secure by design. That means unlike LastPass, we authenticate your device, so it’s easier for you—and only you—to access your data vault. And if you want to add a four-digit PIN for extra security, you can. By contrast, LastPass master passwords can be hacked

When you set up Dropbox Passwords for the first time, you’ll be prompted to save a set of 12 recovery words. That’s a dozen layers hackers just can’t handle.

To connect a new device, Dropbox Passwords will notify all the devices you’ve already connected to confirm the new device. If you don’t have access to any previously connected device, you’ll be asked for your recovery words in their original order.

If you can’t recall those 12 words or don’t have them in the correct order, you won’t be able to sign in a new device, and you’ll lose access to your account.

If it sounds stringent, that’s because it is. And that’s how we protect you.

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Dropbox built the open-source tool used by several password managers (including LastPass) to estimate password strength. If your password is too easy or common, you’ll be prompted to create a stronger setting. 

                  Source: Dropbox Whitepaper

Make your online life easier while making harder to hack.

Save time with passwords and usernames that auto-fill every time you need them—right from your Dropbox Passwords browser or mobile app.

Auto-capture passwords when you log in for the first time and when you create accounts.

Easily update accounts all on your devices anytime you reset your passwords.

Someone uses Dropbox Passwords to autofill their email address to log into an account.

700 million registered users trust Dropbox. Here’s why.

When you get Dropbox Passwords, you’re getting a secure, reliable brand that’s trusted all over the world. So not only do you have one, safe, centralized place to keep your all your files—from work to photos to mortgage documents—you can securely store your passwords right there.

You also get other Dropbox functions, like file sharing, automatic computer and device backup, PDF editing and e-signature—and up to 2GB of cloud storage. And by getting Dropbox Passwords with a current Dropbox subscription, you’ll have fewer subscriptions to manage.

Plus, Dropbox has 700 million registered customers who trust our reputation for reliability. And a majority of Dropbox users surveyed say that Dropbox keeps their files more secure than the competition.

LastPass certainly can’t give you that. In fact, all they offer is password management and a gig of storage.

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Dropbox Passwords vs. LastPass: A closer look.

  Dropbox Passwords  LastPass
Built on a secure and reliable network trusted by 700M+ registered users worldwide Yes No
Zero-knowledge encryption for all data stored, including usernames, website URLs, passwords, notes and payment cards, so only you know your passwords Yes No
Security by design—no need to set or remember a complex master password Yes No
Included in all Dropbox plans, including unlimited password storage across three devices for free, or unlimited devices for paid plans Yes No
Includes cloud storage, file sharing, automatic computer and device backup, PDF editing and e-signature, and more Yes No

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