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NordPass password manager: Next-level password security

Keeping passwords safe is essential for your digital wellbeing and security. NordPass is a secure, simple, and powerful password manager that stores your sensitive information in an encrypted vault you can access from anywhere. How does NordPass work, what features does it have, and how does it protect your passwords from hackers? Read on to find out.

NordPass password manager: Next-level password security

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What is NordPass?

NordPass is a password management tool that securely generates, stores, and autofills passwords and other sensitive information. With NordPass, you store your passwords in a digital vault — a software program that acts as a secure digital safe. Your vault is protected with encryption, making its contents inaccessible to unauthorized parties.

NordPass has a full range of password security and authentication features and is available as a free or premium version.

NordPass also offers NordPass Business — a secure, encrypted solution for managing your entire company’s account credentials and sensitive information. NordPass Business was created to help companies of all sizes manage their passwords — whether it’s a small and medium-sized enterprise (SME), a non-profit organization, or a large corporation.

Why should you use NordPass?

NordPass simplifies password management and increases your account security. While using a built-in browser password manager is convenient, these managers are not always the safest.

Your passwords open doors to your accounts, so keeping them safe is paramount. Let’s look at the reasons to use NordPass.

Increased password security

NordPass keeps your passwords in a secure, encrypted vault that’s regularly updated with the latest important security measures.

NordPass uses advanced encryption (XChaCha20), unlike what you get with some built-in password managers.

NordPass operates on a zero-knowledge model, meaning it can never access your passwords — only you know what’s stored in your vault.

Finally, two-factor authentication (2FA) and biometrics (face ID or fingerprint) protect even more your account and passwords from hackers.

Easy password management

With hundreds of active online accounts, remembering all your passwords is practically impossible. Built-in password managers help but don’t work on all devices.

NordPass provides quick access to all your accounts on most devices, simplifying password management and making your life easier. Your passwords are always secure and always at hand.

You can generate new, strong, complex passwords in seconds without ever having to type them — and NordPass will remember and autofill them every time.

Additional cybersecurity features

NordPass offers more than just a safe digital space for your passwords. You can also securely store your credit card details and notes (e.g., Wi-Fi passwords, alarm system codes), check your password strength, and get notifications if and when your personal data is exposed. We’ll cover all these features in more detail below.

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NordPass features and benefits

NordVPN offers a range of features for easy password management and high-level security, plus advanced features that take your cybersecurity to the next level.

NordPass features include:

  • Unlimited password storage.
  • Password generator.
  • Easy access to your passwords from your browser.
  • Password import and export functions.
  • Unlimited notes and credit card details.
  • Saving and autofilling of personal information.
  • Multi-factor authentication (MFA).
  • Automatic sync across all compatible devices.
  • Identifying weak, old, or reused passwords.
  • Alerts for sensitive data leaks.
  • Secure password sharing.

Let’s look at each of these features and the benefits they provide.

Unlimited password storage

Save as many passwords as you want with a click — NordPass has no storage limits. Whenever you log in to a new website or create a new account, NordPass will prompt you to save your password so you can log in easily next time.

Password generator

With NordPass, you can generate long, unique, complex passwords that are very hard to crack. The password generator tool allows you to create passwords on any device and store them in your vault for easy access.

Access passwords from your browser

NordPass has browser extensions for all the popular browsers, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Brave, Edge, Opera, and Safari. These extensions let you autosave and autofill your passwords for quick access to your accounts.

Password import and export

NordPass allows you to easily import all your saved passwords and personal information. It automatically recognizes which browsers (e.g., Firefox or Chrome) store your passwords and transfers them over to NordPass. You can also export your passwords to a CSV file.

Store unlimited notes and credit card details

Secure notes provide an excellent way to keep track of your Wi-Fi passwords, alarm system codes or any other important information you want to keep safe. You can store as many secure notes as you like — NordPass doesn’t have any storage limits.

Securely save and autofill personal information

You can also keep information like your name, email, address and phone number in the Personal Info tab. All this information will be autofilled for you — a sure way to make filling in forms less tedious.

Multi-factor authentication (MFA)

You can easily set up multi-factor authentication (MFA) to add an extra layer of security to your NordPass vault. All you need to do is log in to your Nord account, go to “Account settings,” and follow the prompts to enable MFA.

Automatic sync across all your devices

Access all your passwords on all of your devices. NordPass automatically syncs your passwords and sensitive information across your computers, tablets and smartphones — so you can log in instantly from anywhere.

Identify weak, old, or reused passwords

Use the Password Health tool to check whether your passwords are strong enough. The tool helps identify vulnerable, old, or reused passwords so you can change them right away.

Get notified about sensitive data leaks

NordPass has a Data Breach Scanner — a tool that checks whether your sensitive information have been leaked. If your information is detected, you’ll be alerted immediately.

Secure password sharing

NordPass also allows you to securely share your passwords with trusted parties. Sharing passwords via email or text is risky — and your credentials can easily end up in the wrong hands. With NordPass, your passwords remain encrypted, even when you share them with someone, meaning only authorized people can access and see your logins.

Is NordPass safe?

Yes, NordPass is a secure password manager. It protects your passwords with XChaCha20 encryption— one of the most advanced encryption algorithms on the market. This encryption is virtually unbreakable.

NordPass operates on a zero-knowledge model, meaning no one — not even someone at NordPass — can access the passwords in your vault. NordPass is simply the provider of the vault, but its contents are inaccessible to anyone but you.

Finally, you can unlock your NordPass vault with Biometrics (e.g., face ID or fingerprint), making it much harder for hackers to get in and much easier for you to log in.

NordPass Free vs. NordPass Premium

NordPass has two plans — NordPass Free and NordPass Premium.

Using NordPass Free is a great first step in increasing your password security and simplifying password management.

However, NordPass Premium comes with many additional features that take your password security to a whole new level. Let’s look at the features you get with the Free and the Premium plans.

NordPass Free features

NordPass Free won’t cost you anything, and you’ll get access to all the essential password management features. These features include:

  • Unlimited password storage.
  • Unlimited payment detail storage.
  • Unlimited secure notes (e.g., Wi-Fi passwords).
  • Autosave and autofill functions.
  • Password generator.
  • Advanced vault security (XChaCha20 encryption, Biometrics, MFA).
  • Folders for organizing your passwords.
  • Automatic password sync across devices.
  • Access passwords from any browser.
  • Import and export passwords.

You can use all these features on multiple devices from the moment you sign up. However, with NordPass Free, you can only have one active session at a time, meaning you won’t be able to remain signed in on multiple devices simultaneously.

NordPass Premium features

If you’re looking for a complete password management solution, NordPass Premium is the right choice.

NordPass Premium provides all the features of the Free plan, plus several handy premium password security features, such as:

  • Data Breach Scanner.
  • Emergency access.
  • Password health checker.
  • Staying logged in on multiple devices.
  • Secure password sharing.

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How to start using NordPass

Getting started with NordPass is easy. Here’s how to start using NordPass in just a few steps:

  • Choose your plan. You’ll get the most advantage by choosing one of the NordVPN bundle plans that include NordPass Premium and other security features. If you already have a VPN, you can either use the free version of NordPass or purchase a NordPass Premium account separately from a VPN.
  • Download the NordPass app. You can install NordPass on as many devices as you want to protect your passwords and accounts however you log in.
  • Create a Nord Account (or login). Nord Account is a digital place for all your Nord Security products, including NordVPN, NordPass, and NordLocker. If you don’t already have one, you can create a new Nord Account after downloading NordPass.
  • Set your master password. Create a strong, secure password that’ll unlock your vault. Make sure you keep your master password safe because it’s the key to all your passwords. You should also generate a recovery code for accessing your vault should you lose your master password.
  • Import your passwords. If you’re switching to NordPass from another password manager, you can easily import all your passwords to NordPass.
  • Add your browser extensions. NordPass has browser extensions for all major browsers, and they’re quick and easy to add.

That’s it — you’re ready to start using NordPass to manage your passwords and sensitive information securely. Remember to regularly check your NordPass app for updates to ensure you get the most out of your new password manager.

If you encounter a problem or need help with your product, you can reach the NordPass customer support team via email or live chat.