Oct 19, 2012

Know Someone Who Needs a Password Manager? AllThingsD Recommends LastPass

In the market for a password manager, or know someone who is? Bonnie Cha, senior reviewer at AllThingsD, recently published an overview of the top three password managers and recommends LastPass overall!

We all know we're supposed to use unique, strong passwords for all of our accounts - and a password manager helps you achieve that, without any extra headache. It also makes logging in to your favorite sites completely effortless. In her video review, Cha mentions that LastPass is a good option because "it's easy to use, and it's free, and offers more than enough features."

So if you're looking to spread the word on password management, or are on the fence yourself, read through her write-up here, or watch her video review below:


If you were to recommend LastPass, which feature would you highlight?

10 comments:

  1. Apart from the Universal Sync and the fact that the "basic" version is free and multi-platform (which are undoubtedly really big arguments when recommending a Password Manager to someone who's never used one before, and I couldn't myself do without those - plus Xmarks ! - when I'm using more than one platform), the Multifactor Auth (and especially the 2-factor via Google Auth that virtually ANYBODY can use) should be the first and only thing to put an emphasis on.

    I mean, if you don't use it, the whole purpose of using a Password Manager (= using unique PW for security purposes) is ruined. Anybody could, by finding only ONE PW (your master one), destroy everything that has been built behind.

    For the same reason I'm recommending Gmail as the ONLY reasonable choice of webmail (as it's basically the key to your online life, security and privacy), I'm recommending LastPass.

    Only by enabling that "simple" feature (almost transparent for the user) you drastically reduce the risk all of attacks that could take place against your mailbox + PW vault, pretty much to zero.

    When you know how easy a man-in-the-middle is, it's scary to think how a majority of people are just basically leaving the door to their lives unlocked (or more accurately with just one simple turn of the key...which is the heaven for lockpickers :D)

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  2. I agree with the above poster. I use multi-factor Google Authenticator app for both Gmail and LastPass. Works great. Plus, you can generate new passwords for your accounts - long, random strings you could never remember and don't need to remember.

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  3. I always tell people that it is secure. I emphasize that the passwords are encrypted before they leave your computer and that the LastPass team keeps up with the latest developments in security and keeps my data safe. Therefore, I don't have to be an expert in security but I can take advantage of the expertise at LastPass.

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  4. * It's very usable in free mode.
    Trust-no-one mode of operation that ensure that LastPass can't snoop on user's passwords.

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  5. LastPass does not specify a maximum number of passwords or secure notes to be added to you your account. I mean for free users.

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  6. I can't seem to find information about the information that is sent to LastPass. I understand that no one can access the encrypted data, but what is and isn't encrypted?

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    1. This podcast: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=r9Q_anb7pwg is a great place to start, we're happy to address any specific questions you may still have.

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    2. The Terms of Service say you can terminate an account on a whim. But why would you? If my stuff is encrypted, then on what would you base such a termination? Perhaps I should ask what happens to my ability to log into my accounts if you decide to terminate my account for some reason?

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  7. This seems like a great way to keep those passwords in check. And they said passwords are outdated.

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