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LastPass – An Online Password Manager


LastPass Password Manager is a freemium password management program developed by LastPass. It is available as a plugin for Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome, Opera, and Safari. There is also a LastPass Password Manager bookmarklet for other browsers.

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Passwords in LastPass Password Manager are protected by a master password and are encrypted locally and are synchronized to any other browser. LastPass Password Manager also has a form filler that automates password entering and form filling. It also supports password generation, site sharing and site logging. LastPass Password Manager offers a premium subscription that includes iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone, Windows Mobile, WebOS and Symbian applications, enhanced support, multi-factor authentication and no advertisements. Video Intro > YouTube

Features

– One master password
– Cross-Browser synchronization
– Secure password generation
– Password encryption
– Form filler
– Importing and exporting passwords
– Portable Access
– Multifactor Authentication
– Fingerprint Verification
– Mobile access at https://www.lastpass.com/mobile/

Four tips for locking down LastPass

Use a strong master password – and verify the strength using LastPass’ Security Check feature.

Don’t use a password hint. Or, if you do, don’t think you’re so clever that a hacker can’t reverse engineer your thinking. If it’s not completely unfathomable to anyone except you, don’t use it. A better method: Write your master password down, store it in your safe deposit box and user your key to retrieve it if you forget.

Have a strong password on your e-mail account. Because LastPass uses your e-mail address as your user ID and allows users to recover from a forgotten master password via e-mail (as do many online accounts, including banking), a weak e-mail password can unravel everything.

Use multi-factor authentication – either Grid or Sesame or Yubikey. In each case you need to carry something with you. I use the Grid feature, which requires that I enter both the master password and numbers located in randomly selected positions in a randomly generated, printed number grid that I have with me at all times. Yes, entering a master password and four randomly selected alphanumeric characters from a grid in my wallet is a hassle — inserting a Sesame or Yubikey USB device is much faster — but the Grid simply requires a piece of paper in my wallet, not a key I might lose. And LastPass lets me exempt specific machines, such as my home PC. So I only really need to use it when I travel.

More Info > Wikipedia & Tips@ComputerWorld

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