Who doesn’t love shortcuts? At LastPass, we’re all about helping you maximize your security, in less time and with minimal effort on your part. So if you’re looking for a shortcut to better security for your passwords, look no further than two-factor authentication. If you only do one thing this October for NCSAM, it should be turning on two-factor authentication, for LastPass and any other websites you use that support it.
The quickest way to get stronger security is to add two-factor authentication to your LastPass account. Two-factor authentication could be a code that’s texted to you, an app on your phone, or even swiping your fingerprint. It simply combines something you know (your username and password) with something you have (such as your phone), something you are (such as your fingerprint), or even somewhere you are (such as geolocation data collected from your phone).
By requiring a second piece of information to unlock your vault, you’ll have extra protection for your passwords stored in LastPass. Because even if someone were to figure out your master password, they still wouldn’t be able to login to your account because they wouldn’t have the information for the two-factor authentication.
And two-factor authentication isn’t just for LastPass. Lots of other websites and apps support it. So be sure to check your account settings for things like email, social media, banking, and file storage (like Dropbox). And if a service you use doesn’t support it, be sure to contact them to let them know it’s something you’d like them to add.
So head to your LastPass Account Settings today, and choose a two-factor authentication for your account. It takes just a few minutes to set up, and you can even “trust” the computer or phone you use every day. By trusting the device, you are still protected with two-factor authentication but don’t have to enter the code every time you login to LastPass on that specific device.
We hope you’ll join us for Two-Factor Tuesday! Which two-factor authentication will you be using?