Articles tagged: LastPass
Password vaults are a common recommendation by security professionals to improve your online security. Why do so many resist?
While travelling, I signed in to my LastPass account only to be told I needed to confirm an email message that never arrived — or so I thought.
LastPass is changing the terms of their free service. Find out if you’re affected, and what to do if you are.
Letting your browser remember passwords is a convenient feature. With that convenience comes risk — often significant risk. Most folks are much better served by using a password vault. I’ll explain why.
If you’re not using a password manager, you’re likely compromising your security more than necessary. Here’s why using one is safer.
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.
A discussion of why password managers are SO important, followed by a demonstration of LastPass, and of course some Q&A.
I walk through downloading an installing Microsoft Edge, and then downloading and installing LastPass, followed by some basic demonstration of LastPass.
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.
Password Checkup is a browser extension that tells you if the password you’re using has been discovered by hackers.
Password vaults are good at keeping track of passwords, but not answers to security questions. There is a technique you can use to help.
It’s important to back up LastPass, because unexpected things happen. What you do with that backup, however, is critical.
Your LastPass password vault is full of exceptionally important data. Add additional security with two-factor authentication.
News broke over the weekend regarding a potential phishing vulnerability that could lead you to give a hacker your Lastpass master password.
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.
It’s not something we do often, but occasionally it’s important to be able to change your LastPass master password.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lots of people keep their passwords and sensitive information in documents or spreadsheets sporting a password. Is that really safe?
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.
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.