How Does Your Family Manage Passwords?

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The school year is over and everyone is relaxing into a less stressful routine but don’t let that be an excuse to skimp on your family’s online security. Now that everyone has a bit more time on their hands, take this opportunity to introduce good habits like strong passwords and a secure place to store them, such as a password manager like LastPass. These will come in handy when the school year starts back up again and the new logins start rolling in.  

Think about the last time you were asked, “What’s the password for…?” It probably wasn’t long ago and you were likely frustrated by the question. Did you know that there’s a way to share passwords easily with family members so you never hear that question again? Enter LastPass Families, the best way to manage your family’s digital life.  

With LastPass Families, everyone gets their own vault to store all of their personal sites and items privately. Plus, you can quickly and safely share passwords and information, like cable logins, social security numbers, Wi-Fi, and more. Now is the time to get your family up and running with a password manager, before the craziness of the school year starts up again. Here’s how to get start with LastPass Families:  

#1 Start by creating your account

If you don’t already have one, create a LastPass Families account. You can get started with a free 30-day trial. With Families, you’ll receive 5 additional licenses for family members so you can invite you spouse, kids, in-laws – anyone that you need to share passwords and personal information with on a regular basis, or for those just-in-case scenarios.  

#2 Add sites and personal information

You won’t see how much time LastPass saves you unless you add your logins to your vault. If you’re already using a browser to save passwords, you can export them and save them to LastPass. Or you can let LastPass follow you as you browse the web to log into sites, and it will prompt you to save those sites. However, don’t forget about non-login information, such as your Wi-Fi password, everyone’s social security numbers, health insurance numbers, and more.  

#3 Share what needs to be shared

Now that you’ve got a bunch of items in LastPass, you probably want to share some of them – like the WiFi password or cable login. You can share items individually, or create a folder of items you’d like to share. You might do that to share certain items only with your spouse or in-laws, and create another for items that everyone has access to. And your personal items in your vault will always remain accessible only to you.   

These three steps will get your family on the path to fewer password frustrations and a more secure digital presence. Get started today with a free 30-day trial of LastPass Families.