As a blogger you are given the chance to review loads and loads of products. As I’ve said before it’s important to me for you *my lovely, super-awesome readers* not to feel like everything is a big commercial here so I only accept things that I can truly get behind and that I feel you would like to know about too. Enter Norton Identity Safe.

Since I began blogging my home computer has become my home office. And things have gotten crazy up in here! Usernames and passwords have reproduced like rabbits! Let’s take a quick look.

Pre-blog:

  • Email
  • Facebook
  • Bank
  • Amazon
  • Netflix (which I always and forever forget when I need it)

Nowadays: {In addition to above}

  • Blog Email
  • Gmail
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Pinterest
  • Klout
  • StumbleUpon
  • HootSuite
  • Instagram
  • Google+
  • Foodgawker
  • Tastespotting
  • Tasteologie
  • Dessert Stalking
  • PayPal

Look familiar? Honestly I know I’m missing a few…but those are the regular offenders. I am on the lazy side and I usually stick close to the same password with small variations but even that gets me in trouble sometimes. In the beginning weeks of In Katrina’s Kitchen I used my personal email account. BAD decision. If you are going to start a blog please just take the extra 10 minutes to create a separate email account to handle all of your correspondence from. Trust me. I have since gone in and changed almost every login to use my blog information but there are some platforms that can’t be changed. So invariably I spend 5 minutes trying to figure out if my username is my personal email or name, my blog email or name, and what variation of password is required here (numbers and letters? Must use a symbol? Must use a capital letter?). It’s maddening and I often lock myself out of the site- true story.

Needless to say I have really loved using Norton Identity Safe. It has helped me manage my passwords and even credit card information. It helps you fill out forms and credit card information, and it will tell you if a website looks fraudulent. I personally love that it has an app that you can download for your smartphone or tablet so you can truly shop anywhere you want anytime you want and not have to go digging into your purse for your wallet. Can a sister get an amen?! Once you enter your information it locks it away into an online vault. I kind of really like that word vault, don’t you? Much safer than having a document on your computer entitled “passwords.” Ahem.

So, let’s review: Norton Identity Safe is a password manager! Hooray! I installed it in 5 minutes…all by my pretty little self! Hooray! Available for Mac and PC users! Hooray! It’s FREE for you to download, so go give it a test drive! Hooray!

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