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Bitwarden: Open Source Password Manager

by Behrad

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about why LastPass users should consider changing their password managers and also mentioned a great replacement: Bitwarden. In this post we will talk about it a bit more.

What is Bitwaren?

Bitwarden is a password manager which enables you to securely store all of your login credentials, sensitive information and other important data. As any other password manager it offers you a password generator as well, so you can create unique and complex passwords for your account with ease.

One of the great points of Bitwarden is that its a Open Source software. Which means that anyone, yes including me and you, can review the source code to ensure that there are no security vulnerabilities or backdoors. By making its code available to everyone, Bitwarden has created a transparant and auditable security model. Their last source code audit and penetration test by a security firm is from last year. But off course they have audited before, this page will give you some insights in the data.

Bitwarden: Features

Like a true Password Manager Bitwarden offers all the functions you would need when signing up! Two-Factor authentication, Password generator, Easy import/export possibilities and more. One of its strengths is that they believe that everyone should have access to password security tool for free! This is why the core features of Bitwarden are 100% free!

Bitwarden: Multiple Platforms

Bitwarden offers its password manager on multiple platforms including Windows, Mac, Linux, Android, iOS, and web browsers. There is even a possibility to host it on your own Raspberry Pi at home! This means you can use it on all your devices and access your passwords and other data from anywhere.

So no matter the platform you’re working on, you get the same experience everywhere. The mobile apps also support biometric authentication, such as fingerprint or face recognition, which adds an extra layer of convenience and security.

Bitwarden as a LastPass Replacement

I said it once and I’ll say it again: With the recent hacks and in case that you’re using LastPass, you should definitely switch and use another alternative. What ever choice you make, staying with LastPass should not be an option! 

Bitwarden is open source, which means that you can trust its security practices. Additionally, Bitwarden offers more generous pricing plans than LastPass, making it a more affordable option. I mean it even offers you a free plan!

Overall, Bitwarden is a great password manager that offers a high level of security and convenience. With its open source nature, cross-platform availability, and feature-rich offerings, it’s definitely worth considering for anyone looking for a password management solution. If this post didn’t convince you, you should definitely look at their Bitwarden Media Spotlight.

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