LastPass is a password manager and form-filler that allows you to store all of your passwords and other sensitive information securely in one application. Information is stored on the cloud so you can access it from anywhere—from your browser, cell phone, or computer.
LastPass became a popular password manager quickly by using a freemium model where anyone could sign up for a free account but got more features with a subscription. In 2015, they were acquired by LogMeIn and in 2016, they added a free two-factor authenticator to their product line.
LastPass makes password security convenient. Here are the ways that LastPass protects you and your data.
With LastPass, you don't have to worry whether your password is secure enough. You can have the app generate a password using every possible random character up to 99 characters long. LastPass will detect password fields in web forms and mobile apps, and give you the option to generate a password right there.
LastPass uses one master password to store all of your other passwords, so if someone has your master password, they could access every one of your internet accounts. But you can set up multifactor authentication in LastPass so that you not only need the master password but a code sent either via text message to your phone or to a software-based two-factor authentication (2FA) app like Google Authenticator.
LastPass can audit every password you store to ensure that they are safe and strong enough to protect against hackers. Their password audit algorithm will determine:
LastPass stores your passwords and other sensitive data behind a wall of encryption, giving your data the utmost protection from scammers and hackers. In the unfortunate case that LastPass falls victim to a data breach, the information the hackers get won’t be your actual passwords.
The master password for your LastPass account is never stored by LastPass. When you "log in" to LastPass, you are actually using your password to decrypt your data. Without this password, no one can access the data. This type of security comes with one caveat—don't forget your master password, because you cannot reset it.
LastPass has many features to help keep data and passwords secure and offers accounts for personal users, families, and companies of all sizes.
LastPass is one of the most well-known password management suites and over the years, they have added more features that help to keep their customers' data more secure. Here are the features of LastPass:
LastPass also provides free credit monitoring to U.S. customers. Using this feature, LastPass will monitor your credit in real-time and notify you when anything has changed. This feature will help you prevent identity theft and protect your credit history.
Pricing as of September 30, 2021.
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LastPass is for anyone who has more than a few online accounts to keep secure—so it’s for pretty much everyone. The security that LastPass provides is necessary for both personal and business usage in today's digital world.
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