Forget your passwords with LastPass

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Do you have secure & unique password for all of the websites or app you use? Do you ever get locked out of your account when you can’t remember your password and you also forget your recovery email password? Happens to all of us at point or another. Enter LastPass.

The Solution – LastPass

This app lets you manage all your passwords for multiple websites or apps. You only have to remember your master password. You may also generate randomized password on the system for additional security against hacking. Though it may look a simple description, it saves you a lot of time and so much frustration.

In a bit technical language, this is a freemium password manager that stores encrypted passwords online. A user’s content in LastPass, including passwords and secure notes, is protected by one master password. The content is synchronized to any device the user uses the software or app extensions on.

Information is encrypted with AES-256 encryption with PBKDF2, SHA-256, salted hashes, and the ability to increase password iterations value. Encryption and decryption takes place at the device level.

This is an awesome app that not only stores all of your passwords in one app, but will automatically fill them in when you visit the website from within the app! Whats more is that you can create notes with important information like bank account numbers, addresses, and access them securely within the app! Best part, is that its free!

Notable Features

  • Sync passwords across multiple devices
  • Automatically fill your passwords when you visit the websites or apps
  • Folders to manage your passwords
  • Fingerprint Login for easy access
  • Two-Factor Authentication Randomly generated passwords

Resources

Here are few resources that will help you get started. The following article will cover almost everything to get you started. https://www.lastpass.com/how-lastpass-works

For Android Oreo and above, here is a link which will show you, how you can enable auto-fill on your device. https://blog.lastpass.com/2018/03/lastpass-featured-googles-autofill-app-choice-android-oreo.html/. For iOS 12 and above users: https://blog.lastpass.com/2018/09/get-in-app-autofill-with-lastpass-ios-12.html/

If you just scrolled to this point, we won’t disappoint you. Here is a video tutorial, if you get stuck on Android or iOS, mention your issue in the comments, we will try our best to give you the answer.

The Concern about LastPass

You may think, Is LastPass safe to use? Can they use my passwords to get my personal information? What if my account is hacked? Isn’t it risky?

The answer is, no system is 100% secure, but LastPass is using very good encryption algorithm even they can not know your password.

First of all, LastPass never knows your master password. The company literally cannot decrypt your data. If you account is hacked and bad guys (or the NSA) break into the servers, you’re still safe because the bad guys would only get heavily encrypted blobs that they could not decrypt. It’s a very clever, very safe system.

Conclusion

If you don’t want to use any other password manager, then you can still take advantage of your browsers to store passwords.

Let us know in the comments what do you think about this article? Do you use any other password manager app?

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