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LegalShield Launches New Password Management Feature


LegalShield, one of North America's leading providers of affordable
legal plans and identity theft solutions for individuals, families and
small businesses, announced today the launch of IDShield Vault, a new
password management feature that protects users against the
vulnerabilities that arise from weak passwords. The feature is now
available to all current and new members who have purchased the
company's industry-leading IDShield identity theft protection service.

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Studies show that 73 percent of consumers use the same password for
multiple accounts, and at least 80 percent of security incidents are due
to weak passwords. Effective passwords are a key part of keeping your
personal information safe online, but many people have trouble creating
one that is unique and secure – and even more trouble remembering them
for various digital accounts.

With IDShield Vault, members will be able to access a separate, secure
online dashboard where they can manage their passwords, while also
generating new ones. IDShield Vault uses a browser plug-in to auto-fill
known passwords while browsing on the web; it also syncs across all
devices and provides a secure automatic backup feature.

"Most passwords are tied to personal identity information. When they are
compromised, this can lead to identity theft," said Jennifer Stueckler,
IDShield Senior Manager. "IDShield Vault eliminates those concerns by
storing passwords in a secure dashboard, and provides an extra layer of
security by generating unique passwords. There is no excuse for using
‘123456' as a password to your bank account, simply because it's easy to
remember. IDShield Vault is the solution."

LegalShield has also announced that IDShield will now use Experian, the
world's leading global information services company, for its credit
monitoring services. Members will now receive credit score updates
monthly via a score tracker, and improved monitoring through eight new
trigger alerts for credit activity. As part of the transition to
Experian, all IDShield members will receive a free, one-time credit

About LegalShield

A pioneer in the democratization of affordable access to legal
protection, LegalShield is one of North America's leading providers of
legal safeguards and protection against identity theft for individuals,
families and small businesses. The 45-year-old company protects more
than 1,651,000 individual, families and businesses through its legal
plans, while IDShield provides identity protection to one million
individuals. In addition, LegalShield and IDShield serve more than
141,000 businesses. Both legal and identity theft plans start as low as
$20 per month.

LegalShield's legal plans provide access to attorneys with an average of
19 years of experience in areas such as family matters, estate planning,
financial and business issues, consumer protection, tax, real estate,
benefits disputes and auto/driving issues. Unlike other legal plans or
do-it-yourself websites, LegalShield has dedicated law firms in 50
states and four provinces in Canada that members can call for help
without having to worry about high hourly rates.

IDShield provides identity monitoring and restoration services and is
the only identity theft protection company armed with a team of licensed
private investigators on call to restore a member's identity.

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