These are hard times. We want to do our part. We’re waiving the first 3 months of Dashlane Premium subscriptions for new individuals who need Dashlane’s password manager and password sharing. This also applies to Dashlane Business for corporate accounts.
If you’re already a user of the free version of Dashlane, you should have received a code to your registered email address this week with a discount for an annual subscription. If you’re not a user, download Dashlane and we’ll send a discount code your way.
If you’re interested in a Dashlane Business account for your company, sign up here for a 90-day trial for an unlimited number of users. For questions about the offer or how to set up Dashlane for your team, feel free to email us.
It’s safe to say everyone is feeling pretty weird right now. Our reality is changing dramatically, as each day brings a wave of new information. Suddenly we’re all moving indoors as much as possible, and if we’re lucky, working remotely. In the coming weeks, we’re going to depend on technology more than ever to keep work projects moving forward, to stay connected with friends and family, to relax in our downtime, and even to stay active.
Our collective time spent online is ramping up, and we’re going to be logging in to many more websites and apps, which means more passwords and logins to remember (on top of the 200 passwords the average person already deals with). As the internet truly becomes our public space, here are some things to keep in mind that will make your day-to-day a bit less stressful and a lot safer.
The internet needs to be easier than ever to access
Our personal and professional lives are blending in entirely new ways, and let’s be honest, it’s not been the easiest time to stay focused. The last thing you want to worry about right now is whether or not you’ll be able to sign in to your kid’s at-home learning app so you can make it to your 9am Zoom call that you’re planning to take from the “second bedroom” (aka that extra-large closet) because your partner is already on a conference call in the living room. This is going to be a challenging time for everyone, so the more things we can put on auto-pilot and the less friction we deal with each day, the more patience we’ll have with our loved ones during a period of close quarters.
How Dashlane can help: We’re an app that puts all your passwords, payments, and personal info in one place. We log you in instantly to the websites and apps you use daily and let you fly through forms when filling in information.
Working from home introduces some risk factors
Away from offices’ secure networks, people are going to have to be extra careful keeping their own information—alongside the company data—safe. New challenges will arise as we work on both personal and company devices, plus access corporate information over potentially unsecure WiFI connections. Not to mention there are many more distractions at home. It’s hard to predict what kind of havoc a curious 3-year-old or a jittery chihuahua might be able to wreak on an innocent laptop left open.
Another thing to keep in mind is that internet scammers will try to take advantage of the heightened anxiety, as intelligence agencies attempting to hack into foreign governments are already doing. Be on the lookout for phishing scams purporting to offer information or services relevant to Covid-19. Here is an explanation of how to spot a phishing scam.
How Dashlane can help: Dashlane comes with both a VPN for browsing the internet privately even away from the office and Dark Web Monitoring, so if your information is somehow compromised, we’ll let you know right away.
Staying connected to friends and family
It’s somewhat ironic that the social media apps that often seem to distance us from one another will now serve as a lifeline during this time of social distancing. In addition to staying connected on social media, we’ll want to find all the ways we can to support one another. With our televisions playing a more central role in our daily downtime, you can still share the shows you love with the people you care about.
How Dashlane can help: Secure password sharing means you can share your Netflix and other streaming accounts easily and securely with friends and family.
Supporting our communities
If you’re reading this, hopefully you, like us at Dashlane, are able to work remotely. But there are many who can’t. Consider donating to your local food bank, buying a gift certificate from that restaurant/cafe/barber that you love, generally just tipping more than usual, and giving to the NGOs you feel can make an impact during this unprecedented moment.
We know how hard it is to juggle the stress of uncertain times and new ways of working. Keeping your passwords unique and safe will help keep you and your data safer.
We will keep watching the news and trying to adapt as we learn more. For instance, we expect that soon we will allow US residents who would like to convert from Premium to Premium Plus to add identity theft insurance at half the price.