Master Lock launches mobile digital security app

Oak Creek-based Master Lock LLC has unveiled the Master Lock Vault, a free mobile smart phone application that enables consumers to safely store and organize a wide range of personal information, including account passwords and log-ins.

The average person has 25 online accounts, more than six passwords, and uses eight different log-ins a day, according to the company.

With the expanded Master Lock Vault, consumers can now store and organize a wider range of personal information, save passwords, set reminders for important dates or deadlines, upload documents for easy access on the go, and retrieve cloud-based backup master codes for Vault enabled Master Lock electronic products.

“October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which is perfect timing to talk about the importance of organizing and protecting valuable information online. This is just as important as securing more tangible items such as a home, car or jewelry,” said Rebecca Smith, vice president, marketing for Master Lock. “The Master Lock Vault service offers users a more organized, private hub to safely store valuable information that can be conveniently accessed while on-the-go – giving users with busy lifestyles increased peace of mind.”

The Master Lock Vault provides the highest level of website security available today – a 256-bit SSL encrypted connection – for safe storage of users’ security-sensitive information. The Vault also employs strong device and user authentication controls, as well as redundant firewall protection and intrusion detection monitoring. Users set up an account and then can review, add, change and delete stored information quickly, easily and safely from any computer or smart phone.

Each free Vault subscription includes unlimited use of the Save Passwords, Get Help, Remind Me, and My Products features, plus 1GB free Upload Stuff storage.

As a precaution, Master Lock makes the following recommendations for digital security:

* Never use the same password for multiple accounts.
* Never write down your password in a public place, such as in a contacts folder, Rolodex or on a sticky note on your computer monitor.
* Never create passwords that are easy to crack, such as default passwords or common numeric sequences.

Users with Apple, Droid or Amazon devices can download the Master Lock Vault app from their various App Stores for secure, instant access to their stored information anytime, anywhere. For additional information, visit http://www.masterlockvault.com/.

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