New Year’s Resolutions with LastPass: #1 Run the LastPass Security Check


In the spirit of setting new goals and making positive changes as we start the new year, we’re putting together a mini-series of posts on “New Year’s Resolutions with LastPass”. Our little tips and reminders will contain simple steps that help increase your online security in 2012, and ensure you get the most benefit out of the features LastPass has to offer to improve your digital life.

First up, let’s take stock of the data stored in your LastPass account with the LastPass Security Check! Located in your LastPass Icon under the Tools menu, the LastPass Security Check analyzes the passwords stored in your LastPass account.

When you open and run the Security Check, you are given a score from 0 to 100 and ranked amongst LastPass users who have taken the test before, based on such factors as the strength and uniqueness of your passwords, the number of passwords stored in LastPass, and the use of multifactor authentication with your account.

You might be surprised by the results – most people underestimate the number of logins they have stored, and the number of old passwords still lurking there.

If you’ve run the Security Check before, you will see a graph charting the history of your performance over time – hopefully showing improvements as you’ve continued to use LastPass!

Take a minute today to run the Security Check and review your numbers. We won’t get into the work right now of raising your score, but let’s use it as an opportunity to see how your passwords are doing, and see where there are some areas for improvement. Do you have a lot of old logins with old, simple passwords? Are you still using the same passwords across multiple sites?

If you answered “yes”, or just generally see room for improvement, our upcoming posts will help you up your score and get back on track!

The LastPass Team


  • ozinnz says:

    So how do we know LastPass won’t be hacked and then all our passwords are vulnerable?

  • Anonymous says:

    After many hours of going to websites and changing my passwords to make them all unique and strong, I now have a Lastpass Security Challenge score of 99.3%, and ranked 1,260th!

    Unfortunately, several websites that I have accounts on don’t allow for really strong passwords, so it’s unlikely that I’ll be able to score any higher on the challenge.

  • Anonymous says:

    wait i am confused if i am at 33% is that good or bad ? do we want a higher score of lower

    • Anonymous says:

      You want a higher score.. I am at 96% from 11%.. the more secure and unique your passwrds are the higher percentage you will obtain.

  • Anonymous says:

    how do i know LastPass isn’t a hacker?
    Kaspersky is a Russian company. Should I trust them, or will they plant a trojan horse on my machine, for that matter should I trust LatPass?????

  • WoJ says:

    This is a great eye opener.
    This said the notations are not really correct as they assume that a password like hdsytdhsgdhsgdsthghgmlkdhgskjshqduy (all small caps) is not perfectly strong (it is)

  • Anonymous says:

    Wow, 50.2%!! I knew I had some old duplicate passwords and some weak ones, but this tool serves as a great reminder. Kind of like a slap in the face with a wet bar towel! I’ve go work to do!