Articles tagged: LastPass

Why Is It So Important to Use a Different Password on Every Site?

Using different passwords on different sites is not only good practice; it’s necessary to keep your accounts safe. I’ll review why, and how best to handle a plethora of passwords.

Are Password Managers Safe?

Password management utilities are great tools to manage your passwords and be more secure about how you use them.

Tip of the Day: LastPass Password History

How Do Password Vaults Enter Passwords?

Detecting and filling in sign-in forms is a password vault’s most basic feature. I’ll look at how that works, and what to do when it fails.

Tip of the Day: Add Two-factor to Your Password Vault

Password Checkup: A Recommended Chrome Browser Extension

Password Checkup is a browser extension that tells you if the password you’re using has been discovered by hackers.

How Can I Use a Password Manager for My Security Questions?

Password vaults are good at keeping track of passwords, but not answers to security questions. There is a technique you can use to help.

Tip of the Day: Store Other Things in Your Password Vault

Tip of the Day: Use Your Password Vault as Bookmarks

How Do I Back Up LastPass?

It’s important to back up LastPass, because unexpected things happen. What you do with that backup, however, is critical.

Enable Two-Factor Authentication in LastPass

Your LastPass password vault is full of exceptionally important data. Add additional security with two-factor authentication.

Possible LastPass Phishing Vulnerability

News broke over the weekend regarding a potential phishing vulnerability that could lead you to give a hacker your Lastpass master password.

BoxCryptor, TrueCrypt, LastPass … Oh My!

BoxCryptor, TrueCrypt, and LastPass all have had issues appear in recent weeks. I’ll review what those are, whether to panic, and how I’m looking forward.

How do I change my LastPass master password?

It’s not something we do often, but occasionally it’s important to be able to change your LastPass master password.

What happens when applications die?

It pays to prepare for, or at least think about, the day that the application on which you rely stops working or is no longer supported. In some cases preparations are simple. In other cases it may have you consider alternative applications.

Is LastPass Still Secure?

LastPass recently disclosed a couple of already-fixed vulnerabilities. It appears that the vulnerabilities affected exactly no one. In my opinion LastPass remains secure. And in fact, the company should be lauded for its openness.

How do I disable remembered passwords in my browser?

Web browsers aren’t necessarily the most secure approach to saving your login passwords. I’ll show you how to disable the feature and clear out any previously remembered passwords in IE, Firefox and Chrome.

How Safe Is it to Let My Browser Save My Passwords?

Letting your web browser save your passwords for you seems like a helpful convenience, particularly when common advice is to use different passwords everywhere. That convenience does come with risks.

Is It Safe to Stay Logged in to My Password Vault?

Remember, the goal is to keep malware off your computer, not to try and manage it once it’s watching you. But there is another security hazard you may not be thinking about.

Is application-provided encryption secure?

Lots of people keep their passwords and sensitive information in documents or spreadsheets sporting a password. Is that really safe?

Does My Information Get Deleted from the Cloud If I Delete the Associated Software?

Make sure you understand how any software you use keeps personal data in the cloud and the steps necessary to delete, or secure, that data.

LastPass – Securely Keep Track of Multiple Passwords on Multiple Devices

One of the problems with current online safety advice is keeping track of multiple different secure passwords. LastPass not only does that, but does it across multiple devices and very securely.