The holiday season lets us share joy, among many other things, with the people in our lives. For cybersecurity fans, here’s a list of things you can give your friends and family (or yourself!) to help everyone stay safe online. And like some of the best things in life, many of these suggestions are free!
Share password strength and security best practices
The gift of knowledge is invaluable when it comes to securing your online profile, and it starts with understanding the dos and don’ts of password security. This holiday season, educate your friends and loved ones about password generation best practices, and how to ensure the passwords they use are strong enough to safeguard their online accounts.
Bitwarden offers a free web version of the password generator (also available as a feature in any Bitwarden plan), and a free password strength testing tool that measures how long it would take for a hacker to crack it. Having this information empowers you to choose the strongest possible password to protect your online data, such as your personal bank or email accounts.
Teach someone about the importance of unique usernames
Beyond creating strong and unique passwords, another method to protect yourself is unique usernames, which provide another layer of security by making your main identifier unique to each website. This would make it extremely difficult for one set of breached credentials to be used in a credential stuffing attack elsewhere. Learn about the Bitwarden Username Generator in this blog post or help note.
Suggest a secure password manager
Keep yourself and others safer online with a password manager, creating strong and unique passwords for every website visited. The Bitwarden basic free account, with translations in 50 languages, lets you store unlimited passwords across unlimited devices. Get started today at bitwarden.com.
Be sure to download the extension for your favorite browser and watch this quick browser extension introduction.
PRO TIP: Learn how to make way for your password manager and be sure to disable browsers from capturing passwords. You can now let Bitwarden do that!
Grab a premium account for just $10 per year
Experience the full benefits a password manager can provide including:
Advanced two-factor authentication options such as security keys
The integrated Bitwarden Authenticator for built-in 2FA
Sharing and storing encrypted file attachments
Emergency access for a protected digital legacy
Advanced security reporting
For more on advanced two-factor authentication and the integrated Bitwarden Authenticator, check out this Field Guide to Two-Step Login in the help center, or this blog post on the basics of two-factor authentication with Bitwarden.
Gift a year or more of Premium features
Want to give a year or more of Premium features, or a family plan, to someone? You can send funds via PayPal for them to pay for their Bitwarden account. Read more in this post on Gifting Bitwarden with PayPal.
Grab a family plan so everyone can stay protected
You can keep your family members safe with a Bitwarden family plan. Enable up to 6 family members with the ability to share credentials permanently with each other. Create Collections for common items within the family, such as streaming logins or wifi passwords. You’ll save time and keep everyone safe and connected! Get more info and sign up for a family plan.
Give the gift of security for your teams
Free password security for your employees and their loved ones? Yes, please! If you’ve purchased a Bitwarden Password Manager enterprise plan, don’t forget to initiate the free Families plan – your employees get premium Bitwarden Password Manager features for up to 5 accounts (6 in total) to share with friends and family. This article will help you set it up.
Launch a free 2 person organization for sharing
Did you know that every Bitwarden account, including the basic free account, includes the ability to permanently share credentials with one other person?
Configure emergency access to protect your digital legacy
One never knows what lies ahead. In case of unforeseen events, configure emergency access for your Bitwarden vault. This allows you to assign one or more delegates who can access your vault if they request it, and you do not reject it within a set window.
Give ease and passkeys for everyone
There’s no such thing as being too secure, which is why passkey 2FA is now available across all plans, making Bitwarden the only password manager to offer advanced 2FA features for free. Another welcome addition: the launch of passkey management within Bitwarden, giving users the ability to save, store, and manage registered passkeys within their Bitwarden Password Manager vaults. Learn how to use passkeys with Bitwarden here.
Teach yourself or others biometrics, autofill, and password generation
One of the joys of using a password manager is unlocking your vault with biometrics, autofilling credentials with the browser extension or your mobile app, and using the password generator to create strong and unique passwords for every site you visit.
Reap the full benefits of your password manager by living the passwordless life!
Learn how to securely transmit encrypted text or files
Bitwarden Send lets you securely share sensitive information with anyone. Note that the recipient does not need to have their own Bitwarden account to receive a Send.
Using end-to-end encryption, and a built-in feature to automatically expire information, Bitwarden Send helps users, teams, and companies do business faster, safely. Read more in this post or dig deeper into How Bitwarden Send Works.
Take control of privacy with email alias integration
For those looking to add security and privacy to their online operations, email aliases are the perfect option. Bitwarden offers email alias integration with five providers:
For more information check out the Forwarded email alias section of this help note.
Help someone migrate devices
Migrating to a new device can be daunting without a password manager. Use the occasion to help a family member or friend get started with a Bitwarden basic free account to help make the process smooth this time and in the future. Take the time once and it will save you hours and hours in the future when changing devices.
V-tuber soapy @soap_cool · Sept. 15
HOLY schnitzel's on a pogo stick it's working! Factory reset on iOS is a go! Now i just have to re-download all my software and log on all my accounts. Good thing I have a password manager! @Bitwarden thank you for existing, you make my digital life a lot easier!
Almost every workplace has a need to protect sensitive information, from shared logins across web applications and services, to company credit cards, and more.
With a secure password manager, your colleagues can safely share this information, becoming more productive with easy onboarding and succession of employees.
Plus with a Bitwarden Enterprise plan, every employee gets a free family plan to enable up to 6 people to collaborate at home.
Get started with a free trial of a Teams or Enterprise plan today for your business.
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Be sure to share your knowledge and expertise with others to keep everyone safe online. With enough help from everyone, we can all move closer towards a world where no one gets hacked!
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