Firefox Lockbox password manager now available on Android

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Credit: https://blog.mozilla.org/blog/2019/03/26/firefox-lockbox-now-on-android-keeping-your-passwords-safe/

Mozilla has introduced its password manager to Android months after it did the same with the iOS version of its app. Firefox Lockbox is a password manager that lets users to log into their native mobile apps using passwords that have already been stored in their Firefox browser. This eliminates the stress of having to remember all their passwords.

it is now easy to access all passwords that have been saved on your desktop browser when using Android. This can easily be done by logging into Firefox Lockbox with your Firefox Account credentials.

Firefox Lockbox solves a lot of problems including saving you the stress of having to memorize or write down all your passwords. It also eliminates the stress that comes along with resetting your password.

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Interestingly no set up is required from your end, which makes it even better. Firefox Lockbox is not as complete as other popular password managers like 1Password, Dashlane, LastPass and the likes of them. Some very useful and features such as ability to add or delete or edit passwords is lacking, alert on potentially compromised passwords as a result of data breaches, suggesting complex passwords for users, and a couple of others.

A few days ago, Mozilla launched “Firefox “Send,” an app that lets you share/send encrypted files on your Android phones. With this launch, the file-sharing service/feature has now been graduated to a full-fledged app where every Android user can send encrypted files on their devices.

Upload speed has improved tremendously, and you now have more control over the files you send. For example, you now have the power to determine when the link will expire, who can view it, how many times it can be downloaded, and ability to add a password for extra layer of security—and not to forget the fact that files are sent via end-to-end encryption.

Receivers of sent files from Send will get a link to download the file without the need for a Firefox account. Firefox account members will receive 2.5GB, while non-account owners will be restricted to 1GB files. Non-account members who wish to sign up can do so for free, which automatically increases the size of the files they can transfer to others.

Files on your phone, which include, but not limited to photos, videos and PDFs can be sent to others via Send. In addition, you also get access to any files stored in your cloud accounts, including Dropbox or Google Drive—but such cloud accounts must be synced to your device.

To share a file, simply choose a photo, video, or PDF from your device, hit “upload” and copy the link to your clipboard manually, then share it wherever you want to. You can also use the share button on the next screen to share files to Gmail, Slack, and Twitter.


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