09-29-2009 04:55 AM
Am new to Identity Safe and like it a lot. But does it always have to be 'on' or logged on for it to be working? If it is always logged in, sitting there on the Nprton toolbar with all you information, how safe is it then?
09-29-2009 06:45 AM
The information in Identity Safe is quite secure, because it is encrypted.
Beside ease of use when visiting a page which requires a login, you are secure in the rare event that your computer is compromised by keylogger malware. Since Identity Safe auto-fills your information without you having to manually enter it, your personal data cannot be read.
I use Identity Safe and I am confident in its security.
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09-30-2009 06:08 AM - edited 09-30-2009 06:11 AM
Thanks for the replies. Now having used it for a couple of days I am sold on it.
09-30-2009 09:14 AM
As Phil_D mentions, Identity Safe is very secure. By default, you are logged out of your Identity Safe profile when you restart or log out of Windows, or when you explicitly log out through the toolbar menu or Settings dialog. However, if you don't reboot/log out often and are concerned about accidentally leaving your Identity Safe profile in a logged in state (especially if it's a computer shared with others), you can configure it to log out after a predefined period of time or to require a password before filling any logins. These options are available under Settings->Identity Safe Password & Security:
- Ask for my password before filling out a Log-in
- Automatically log out of Identity Safe if computer is inactive
Hope this helps,