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Last Pass is Still Around

by Chuck Solly | .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) | Culture | November 14th, 2018

There are now several apps that attempt to do the same thing as Last Pass, the password manager, has been doing for the last several years. I have spoken about this piece of software before. It is, in my humble opinion, the best software for protecting your passwords. The reason for having a password manager like Last Pass is because you CANNOT have the same password for all of the sites you visit in a given day. You CANNOT use a password like “12345678” for all of the web sites that you visit. “Well”, you say to me, “That password is easy to remember.” That is correct. It is easy to remember. That’s the point! It is easy for someone to guess and plug it into your checking account. There is now software that the bad guys use that will try to get into your bank accounts by guessing passwords hundreds of times a minute! Don’t think it can’t happen to you. There are many news stories recounting how your neighbors got stripped of the money in their savings account by hackers.

So with Last Pass you can use passwords like ” (7m##Ga/;v ”. You don’t have to remember each password for a web site. With Last Pass you do have to remember the Master Password. The software will ask you for one and you must MEMORIZE it. Use part of your grandfather’s Army Serial number, or the first four letters of your mother’s maiden name. You get the idea…

Something new: LastPass is more than just a password manager. It’s an encrypted vault where you can store secure notes, secret bookmarks, and even entire files. It can also save your address and credit card numbers and fill those into online forms.You can store Secure Notes in LastPass as well as passwords. To do this in LastPass on a desktop, click the LastPass icon on your browser’s toolbar, select “Secure Notes,” and click “Add Note.” In the LastPass app for iPhone or Android, open the “Notes” section in your vault and tap the “+” (plus sign) button.

You can save as many notes as you want and even sort them into folders. To find your notes, click LastPass icon > Secure Notes, or select “Secure Notes” in the vault in the LastPass smart phone app. You can also search through all your secure notes using the search box in LastPass. You can store an unlimited number of items in your LastPass vault, but LastPass says you’ll start to see your vault slow down after 2500 items.

Like any passwords you save to LastPass, these notes are securely encrypted and stored in your vault. When LastPass is locked, no one will be able to see them. And they’ll be accessible on all your devices via the LastPass app, as they sync just like passwords.

As you can see, Last Pass has added new features but you have to test the software for yourself. Go online and download a copy of the software (it is free) and test it for a week or so. Stop writing your passwords on a post it note on your monitor and give your personal computer security a boost. Also, I am not married to Last Pass. There are others on the market. Do your due diligence.

If you get some time, email me and let me know your opinion about any password managers that you find.

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