Everything we do nowadays is either done online or has a record kept online. To secure those records and information, we use passwords. But is that really enough? I mean looking at the increase in number of reports recently, addressing stolen passwords, i dont think so securing an id with just a password is enough.
So what should you do? The best possible answer is to use Two Factor Authentication that adds a second layer of security.
Two Factor Authentication, also known as 2FA, two step verification or TFA (as an acronym), is an extra layer of security that is known as “multi factor authentication” that requires not only a password and username but also something that only, and only, that user has on them, i.e. a piece of information only they should know or have immediately to hand – such as a physical token.
As claimed by the company, Bluink Key is the only password manager and two-factor authenticator that lets you automatically log in to anything without storing your passwords in the cloud.
Built to the FIDO standard, Bluink is using a different approach here, that is storing encrypted password locally on your smartphone instead of saving them in cloud. Saving passwords in the cloud is very common among the password managers, which can be really dangerous if we think about it. Hackers can hack into any server as they did several times in the past, stealing not just only one but thousands of passwords.
Now what makes this password manager really special is its ability to let you log in to any website, application, or computer. This can be done without installing any plugin or an application on your computer which makes it hassle free. The Bluink Key simply connects to the USB Port on your computer and communicates to the app via Bluetooth and hardly takes a minute to setup.
And that is it! Ready to roll. With just a touch of your finger, you can now securely login to any website, application, or computer.
Bluink Key also offers –
- One time password (OTP) generator
- Biometric reauthentication
- Random password generator
- Password strength report
- Easy password import from other password managers
With just a price of $29.99 on Amazon, Bluink Key is a great piece of tech to secure all of your passwords and keep you far away from hackers on the web.
Bluink Key App
Available for both iOS and Android, the Bluink Key App is totally free to download and is filled with features.
Of course it does the most important job that is encrypting and storing your passwords offline. It also helps you to generate strong passwords, gives you password strength report and lots of more features. The app also allows users to add credentials like personal details, credit card and IDs.
You need to just remember one master password for your Bluink Key app, the app will take care of the rest.
Surely Googles Titan Security Key is now available, but they are built particularly for Google account logins, particularly the Advanced Protection Program announced in October. That meant the product will be focusing more on the google products like Gmail and Google Drive etc. Where as Bluink Key have been in this business for quite a while now and most importantly it does not focus or prefer a particular website or service, instead it lets you add credentials for a custom URL.
As a webmaster of two websites it was very challenging for me to generate and remember so many strong passwords, and making sure i dont repeat any password. Also i did not wanted to store my passwords on any typical password manager keeping in mind the famous password manager LastPass have been hacked several times in the past. Bluink Key to me was a game changer and ultimate solution to my concern. I have been using it for around a week now, and it just made my work easy by letting me login to several websites from just a touch on my smartphone. One master password is all i need.
I highly recommend this great product from the Canadian company Bluink Ltd. It surely is value for money.