How to Protect Your Identity While Filing Taxes

Identity theft hit an all-time high in 2016, with an estimated 15.4 million consumers becoming victims of some sort of identity theft.

During tax season, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) warns consumers to avoid common tax scams–from “unscrupulous return preparers” to phishing emails and websites. Password managers like Dashlane help you avoid identity theft scams and other avoid tax-related headaches by:

  • Safely sharing your private and financial information with your accountant or family members.
  • Keeping track of all your online expenses.
  • Generating strong, unique password for your online tax preparation software.

In this post, I’ll show you 3 ways to use Dashlane’s password manager to protect your sensitive information while filing your tax returns.

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How to Spring Clean Your Digital Life–The Easy Way

The tradition of “Spring Cleaning” is a great reminder to get both your closets and lives in order. In today’s world, it’s not enough to keep your physical life clean—digital skeletons can cause infinitely more destruction than a dusty shoe-rack. Recently we’ve seen major data breaches from Yahoo, to Cloudflare to Yahoo again…hopefully convincing you that there is no excuse for risky online behavior.

But, let’s be honest–sometimes, getting your digital life in order can feel overwhelming and time-consuming. Luckily, we can help! We have put together this handy list of easy “Digital Spring Cleaning” tips to help you clean up your digital life in no time….no rubber gloves necessary.

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The Essential 2017 Handbook to Choosing a Password Manager

Password managers are effective tools that individuals, families, and businesses can use to store and organize the passwords they use for various online accounts. However, some people worry that these apps won’t provide the kind of security necessary to protect their sensitive information from hackers.

I completely understand your hesitation, and I’m here to help! In this handbook, I’ll explain how password managers work, the security measures they include, and how you can strengthen the security of these applications. 

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Tips for Women (By Women) on How to Stay Safe On and Offline

Today, we celebrate International Women’s Day and women around the world who are breaking down barriers while tackling the work to be done. We, the women of Dashlane, got together to discuss many important issues, including one we’re uniquely passionate about–security.

As women, we are acutely aware of unique cyber threats targeting women, from nonconsensual access to online accounts to online harassment and cyberstalking. For International Women’s Day, we decided to do our bit to spread awareness on how other women can increase their online protection from such threats. Here are the tips and tools we use and recommend to protect you on and offline.

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The Complete Guide to Finding Long-Lost Passwords Hiding Anywhere

Before I began using Dashlane, I used to stash my passwords everywhere, from random pieces of paper to the deepest corners of my computer to my sock drawer. As you can imagine, I had a difficult time rounding up the passwords I didn’t have saved in my web browsers. 

Fortunately, I learned (the hard way) from my bad password storage habits, and decided to create this simple guide to help you easily find all of your long-lost passwords and consolidate them in your password manager

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