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Secure Your Passwords and Personal Data With Lastpass


Having installed a trustworthy antivirus solution does not necesarrily mean your personal data is safe with you. There is a very high probability that your privacy can be breached through your online accounts if you use a weak password, or if you use the same password for most of your accounts. Here’s a scenario: you use the same password for your email account as well as some blog you like to read and comment on. If the security of this blog is cracked, a hacker can obtain your email address you used to post on this blog and most importantly – your password. If this password is also used for your email account, the criminal can easily get access to all your email messages with your personal information. This can lead to your identity theft, credit card misuse and having your other online accounts blocked. It’s quite a task to remember all of your passwords, especially if they are long and hard to remember. Here’s why Laspass comes handy. It is installed as your Internet browser extension (extensions for most popular browsers are available, including Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, Opera), so whenever you are asked to fill out your login details, Lastpass pops up with the request to fill it all out for you automatically. All of your passwords are securely stored in Lastpass vault and to access them you need to know only one password. Just make sure it’s secure, containing letters, numbers as well as some symbols, making it hard to crack using automated tools. Another cool feature is an ability to have new passwords generated for you automatically. Whenever you register at some site, Lastpass recognizes a password field and suggests a generated random password, so that it could be accessed on Lastpass vault only. This way you can have different passwords for all your online accounts. To make your passwords even more secure at Lastpass, you can set up a 2-step verification system, meaning that whenever you log in at Lastpass with your master password, you will be prompted to enter an auto-generated number that you can get on a dedicated smartphone app. In case someone gets access to your master password, they will not be able to use it unless they also get access to your smartphone. 2-step verification is also used by Google, Facebook and most likely your online banking system, so this is a de-facto standard to have your online accounts secured. Most of Lastpass features are free to use, but if you want to have the same features on your smartphone as well as the priority support, you will have to pay a small fee of $1 per month. By clicking the following link you will get to use Lastpass Premium for 1 month, after which it will automatically downgrade to a regular account unless you continue with the subscription. Try it and let us know in the comments how it worked for you.



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Article written by Adam G.

Adam is a computer security enthusiast, web developer and Windows/Linux geek. Loves metal music, chess and Starbucks.

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