ESET Password Manager: Here to improve your online security

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Coming up with (and remembering) strong passwords may seem like an endless struggle, but ESET is here to help! Read on to learn about the latest version of ESET Password Manager, an easy and secure way to protect your sensitive data.

We all use passwords to gain access to systems that hold an endless treasure trove of information about us—such as our bank accounts, social media pages and both personal and professional emails. With identity theft becoming one of the world’s fastest growing crimes, it’s hugely important to protect ourselves by maintaining strong and unique passwords.

Why are “strong and unique” passwords such a hot button issue? When we have endless other things competing for our attention and limited storage space in our human-sized brains, they’re quite simply a pain to remember. For example, when creating an account for the umpteenth online clothes retailer we’re purchasing shoes from, creating a new and complex password that we’ll actually remember is not high on the priority list. So, what should we do?

Discover ESET Password Manager

If you have a head like a sieve, or are simply just a normal human being, password managers are an excellent solution. Password management technology assists in creating and storing complex passwords, so you don’t have to.

ESET recently launched the latest version of ESET Password Manager as part of ESET Smart Security Premium, a multiplatform solution available for major platforms including Windows, Android and iOS.  Extensions are available for popular web browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Safari.

After setting up a password store, users can create new web and app accounts and identities which can be grouped together or marked as favorites for quick access. All of this data is encrypted and protected by a master password—meaning users are only responsible for remembering one simple password. The password manager automatically fills in the needed information when logging into a web portal, entering a credit card or creating a new account.  

New and improved password management

The recent upgrade to ESET Password Manager has improved the user experience as well as adding more security features. Upgrades include:


  • Integration of iOS face detection:  Users are now able to use Face ID to unlock their ESET Password Manager application on their iPhones, a sleeker alternative to the old-fashioned PIN and master password.
  • Two-factor authentication with Google Authenticator: To further protect stored data, ESET has integrated Google Authenticator as an optional two-factor authentication (2FA), used in conjunction with the user’s mobile devices. A 6-digit code generated by Google Authenticator app will be needed each time to unlock the application. This ensures a password, PIN or Face ID can’t be used alone to gain access to sensitive data.
  • Secure sharing of login information: While sharing passwords securely can be a challenge, the new Secure Sharing feature is designed to do just that: enabling users to share their login information in a way that is safe and easy. Users of Windows versions of ESET Password Manager simply need to know the email address of the ESET Password Manager user they want to share an account with. They even have the option to choose between full or limited rights which restrict the ownership of the shared items. An email is then sent to selected email addresses, notifying the user about the invitation to share login information.

Branislav Jánošík, ESET product manager, said: “It’s easy to ignore the vast amount of data you’re leaving exposed when using a weak password, but you wouldn’t leave your house protected with a flimsy door and an easily broken lock—so why leave your bank accounts vulnerable with weak passwords? Using ESET Password Manager is the easiest way to protect yourself in a simple and convenient way.”

ESET Password Manager is included with ESET Smart Security Premium.