I think it’s a no-brainer that all of us should take our digital security very seriously. Just think about the chaos that would be unleashed if someone gained access to just your Google account. That’s why I try to make all my passwords as secure as possible. Enpass, my favorite password manager, has helped me with that since 2015. The company recently released Enpass 6—the biggest update in the history of the password manager service. Version 6 brings a radical new design, new major features, and improved security. Let’s dive into the details.
Enpass 6 includes a completely revamped interface. It is still keeping the blue and white color scheme, but the blues are now darker. The new version also includes a dark theme. Overall, UI is much more intuitive and user-friendly than in the earlier versions. The redesign spreads across all the platforms Enpass supports, that is Android and iOS on the mobile and Mac, Windows, and Linux on the desktop.
While passwords are meant to be treated such as underwear and should never be shared with anyone else, there are some cases when you have to share your authentication method with your co-worker or family member. That’s where Vaults come in. In Enpass 6, you can make multiple Vaults for work, family, friends, and any other categories. Keep in mind that Vaults should be used purely for sharing with trusted contacts. One should not use it for categorizing passwords. If you want to do that, you can use tags and categories.
New security features
Security is a key point of Enpass (and any password manager, really). In Enpass 6, the team has introduced PBKDF2-HMAC-SHA512 encryption layout to ensure better protection of your passwords. To give an extra piece of mind, Enpass is now audited by the third-party security company VerSprite. You can see their Security Assesment report here. Item sharing with the Pre-Defined-Key is also available for a more comfortable and secure sharing of sensitive information.
Enpass 6 also includes various features like Windows Hello support on the desktop, categorized trash and archive tabs, KeyFile support for unlocking the app, improved migrating capabilities, and more. You can check all of them in the blog post from Enpass. Keep in mind that the latest version of the password manager has been in beta testing since June. The team has taken the time to perfect every feature of the service.
This is basically everything new in Enpass 6. The application is mostly free and can be used while offline, but you can also opt in for the premium service which is currently on sale. You can make a one-time payment of $5.99 instead of the traditional $11.99 cost. Most of the features described above are also available on the free version of Enpass. You can download the Enpass app on your Android device from the Google Play Store listing linked below.
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