Keeper (password manager)

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Developer(s) Keeper Security Inc.
Operating system Windows, macOS, Linux, Android, iOS, Windows Phone, BlackBerry OS[1]
Type Password manager
License Proprietary

Keeper is a password manager application and digital wallet that stores website passwords, financial information and other sensitive documents[2] using 256-bit AES encryption, zero-knowledge architecture[3] and two-factor authentication.[4]


Files and passwords in Keeper can be synced, backed up in the cloud, and shared using HTTPS and a locally stored encryption key.[5] Every record in the user's private vault is encrypted and stored with a unique encryption key.[6] Keeper also addresses the problem of password fatigue, by autofilling login and password fields with stored information.[4]

Keeper is a free service for storing passwords on a single device and has an optional annual subscription with cross-device syncing.[7]

Keeper comes pre-loaded on the Orange Dive 70 smartphone,[3] Samsung phones, América Móvil phones[8] and most AT&T Android phones.[9] As of January 2015, Keeper has more than 9 million registered users[10] and works with over 3,000 companies.[11] Keeper is available for download on Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, Windows Phone, Linux, Kindle, and Nook,[12] and available as a browser extension for IE, Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera.[6]

A feature called "Keeper DNA" provides multi-factor authentication using connected devices, such as a smartwatch, to verify a user's identity when logging into the vault.[13]

Keeper Enterprise[edit]

Keeper Enterprise is a multi-tenant password management and secure file storage platform for businesses. Features include file sharing, user provisioning, auditing, reporting, Active Directory integration[6] and delegated administration,[11] all of which are available within a centralized admin console.[6]


In December 2017, Keeper was bundled with Windows 10 by Microsoft. Google security researcher Tavis Ormandy disclosed that the software recommended installing a browser addon which contained a vulnerability allowing any website to steal any password.[14] A nearly identical vulnerability was already previously discovered and disclosed to Keeper in 2016.[15][16] Within 24 hours the company issued a patch.[17][18] Days later, the company that makes Keeper sued Ars Technica claiming their article was defamatory and misleading.[19]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ BitKeeper. "Download Password Manager for Mac, PC, Linux & More - Keeper". Retrieved 8 February 2018. 
  2. ^ Dallke, Jim (December 5, 2014). "15 Chicago Startups to Watch in 2015". ChicagoInno. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Seals, Tara. "Orange Embeds Password Manager". Retrieved 2015-09-28. 
  4. ^ a b Parker, Jason (April 18, 2014). "Take control of password chaos with these six password managers". CNET. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Rubenking, Neil (August 15, 2014). "Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault 8 Review & Rating". PC Mag. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b c d "10 Password Managers For Business Use". Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  7. ^ "10 Best Mobile Password Managers". Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  8. ^ "Password-security startup lands Samsung, two big carriers". Crain's Chicago Business. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  9. ^ Rubenking, Neil (August 15, 2014). "Keeper Password Manager & Digital Vault 8 Review & Rating". PC Mag. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  10. ^ "Keeper Security Sees Growth as America Movil Signs Up". 2016-01-12. Retrieved 2016-02-04. 
  11. ^ a b Kuranda, Sarah. "Keeper Security Launches Channel Program, New Enterprise Mobile Security Platform". CRN. Retrieved 2015-09-29. 
  12. ^ Rubenking, Neil (August 22, 2014). "The Best Password Managers". PC Mag. Retrieved February 1, 2015. 
  13. ^ "New products of the week 10.26.2015". Network World. Retrieved 2015-11-18. 
  14. ^ "Windows 10 included password manager with huge security hole". Engadget. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  15. ^ "For 8 days Windows bundled a password manager with a critical plugin flaw". Ars Technica. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  16. ^ Chirgwin, Richard (18 December 2017). "Windows 10 bundles a briefly vulnerable password manager". The Register. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 
  17. ^ Kovacs, Eduard (18 December 2017). "Google Researcher Finds Critical Flaw in Keeper Password Manager". Security Week. 
  18. ^ Security, Keeper (2017-12-15). "Update for Keeper Browser Extension 11.4.4 - Keeper Blog". Keeper Blog. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 
  19. ^ Whittaker, Zack. "Security firm Keeper sues news reporter over vulnerability story". ZDNet. Retrieved 2017-12-20. 

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