FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Siber Systems, Inc., maker of RoboForm, the world's most popular password manager, today announced a one-time promotion aimed at helping people prevent the potentially devastating fallout that can arise from a major password hack. Following yesterday's news that hackers stole and posted two million passwords from Facebook, Yahoo, LinkedIn, Twitter and Google, Siber Systems pledged to give away a free year of RoboForm Everywhere, its cross-platform password management software, to anyone who downloads the product by Friday, December 6.
"Hacks of user accounts at major companies are happening with increasing frequency. In April, over 50 million Living Social customers were affected by hackers," said Bill Carey, Siber Systems VP of Marketing. "What compounds these problems is that many people use the same password for multiple purposes — social media sites, e-commerce sites, healthcare accounts, banking and more. We want people to know that there is a better solution. By using a password manager they can maintain different passwords for every purpose, without the inconvenience of having to remember each one. Our pledge is to give everyone the opportunity to experience this better alternative for free."
RoboForm makes the process of logging into websites, user accounts and applications effortless. Winner of top awards and reviews from ZDNet, The Wall Street Journal, Family Circle, Bloomberg and many other organizations, the highly secure product has been downloaded over 50 million times.
By automatically saving and then entering user names and passwords on demand, RoboForm lets users log in with a single click, similar to using a browser bookmark. RoboForm Everywhere, the most popular version of RoboForm, lets users automatically sync their logins, identities, bookmarks and contacts across all their devices, including desktop PCs, laptops, smartphones and tablets. A change on one device is reflected on all other units on which the user has installed RoboForm.
The public can take advantage of this special offer by visiting http://www.roboform.com/securityspecial and following the online instructions.
Carey explained that even without the promotion, valued at $20 per customer, RoboForm Everywhere is a wise investment. "Given the huge potential hassle and financial risk associated with hacks, RoboForm is both inexpensive and convenient. Most everyone owns a paper shredder these days costing $100 or more — yet 'dumpster diving' poses less of a threat than online theft. It's time that everyone started using a secure, low-cost password manager like RoboForm."
About Siber Systems:
Founded in 1995, Siber Systems creates and markets software products for consumers and businesses around the world. Our software is highly acclaimed and has received numerous awards, including PC Magazine Editor's Choice, CNET's Best Software of the Year, and PC World's 25 Products We Can't Live Without. The company's flagship products, RoboForm and GoodSync, are used by millions of people worldwide, with registered customers in over 100 countries. GoodSync, an easy and reliable automatic file synchronization program, was released in 2006 and already enjoys favorable reviews from users and the press. RoboForm Enterprise has been solving password management problems quickly, easily and cost-effectively since 1999. RoboForm Enterprise reduces employee passwords to one secure, master password and provides an easy and cost-effective way to improve password security while making employees more productive and helping organizations to recognize immediate IT cost savings. As part of the company's strong commitment to customer satisfaction, its software comes with a risk-free trial. Headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia, Siber Systems is privately held.
SOURCE Siber Systems, Inc.