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Mozilla launches Lockbox Password Manager for Android

Mozilla continues to put security at the forefront.

Firefox lockbox for android from mozilla
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Lately, Mozilla has been trying to make itself a privacy-based company. We can see that from the company’s new Firefox Send app. Firefox Send is a file-transfer service much like Google Drive but the key difference between the two lies in its security features.

Today, Firefox announced Firefox Lockbox for Android nine months after they released it on iOS.

Firefox Lockbox for Android

Today, Mozilla announced Firefox Lockbox for Android. The app guarantees a safe haven for the storage of passwords. Now you all might be wondering what the key difference is between Firefox’s password manager and other password managers in the market, as they all promise the end-user security.

There isn’t much of a difference in the way the app operates compared to other password managers in the market. However, Firefox Lockbox has the upper-hand in the initial setup process of the app. After the installation of the app, it automatically copies over your passwords saved in Firefox, saving the user’s time immensely. After they have been copied, they are accessible in plain text through your phone’s inbuilt fingerprint reader, or with facial recognition.

Even after the initial process, the app stays connected to save any future passwords and to save you from going through the hassle of entering the password again.

For example, if a user was to access Facebook or Twitter from their Firefox desktop browser, they could automatically transfer the credentials over to the Lockbox app just by signing in with their Firefox Account. Firefox claims that credentials are protected with 256-bit encryption.

You can download Firefox Lockbox for Android from the Google Play Store. While iOS users can download the app from the App Store right here.

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Murtaza is a Computer Science student who takes immense interest in mobile technology. He believes the future of computing lies in smartphones because ARM architecture will eventually take over. He also loves to tinker with ROMs and kernels keeping up with the latest in smartphones.

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