Are You Ready to Put Your Passwords to the Test?

Do Heartbleed, Shellshock, and CyberVor ring any bells? How about the Target, Home Depot, and JPMorgan Chase breaches? All of these incidents compromised our security – putting our passwords, credit cards, and online accounts at risk of getting hacked.

October is here and that means National Cyber Security Awareness Month is back! Spearheaded by StaySafeOnline.org, NCSAM reminds us that cyber security is important and shows us how to keep improving our online security habits.

We want to make it as hard as possible for hackers to access your data. You wouldn’t leave your doors at home wide open and unlocked at all times, right? The data we use and store online should also be protected with strong locks.

Take the LastPass Security Challenge!

To kick off the month, take a pledge with us: Run the LastPass Security Challenge, and pledge to make your score better. Or, if you’re not using LastPass, download it now and add your accounts so you can take the Security Challenge.

https://lastpass.com/index.php?securitychallenge

Improving your passwords = improving the strength of the locks you use to keep your information safe.

The LastPass Security Challenge performs an “audit” of your passwords, highlighting weak or duplicate passwords, and alerting you if your accounts may have been affected by a breach at another website.

The challenge will help you measure progress as you work to randomize your passwords and implement better security with LastPass. Just open your LastPass browser extension menu, and launch the Security Challenge from the Tools submenu.

Take a snapshot of your score and use #LastPassChallenge to share your pledge with us. How high do you think you can get that score by the end of the month? Let’s find out!

Stay tuned for more great tips and action items over the coming weeks. And if you’re not using a password manager yet, get started today by creating an account, adding your passwords, and improving them with the LastPass Security Challenge.

One Comment

  • Anonymous says:

    Has the history feature been removed from this? I liked trying to improve my score but can’t see the old security scores any more.