Using LastPass for Password Management
It’s hard for me to imagine my daily web surfing without a tool such as LastPass. Having a good password for each web site is essential to protect my online data from prying eyes. In this day and age it would just not be feasible to memorize the dozens of passwords I use every day in a secure way.
I know there are plenty of other choices in this password management market but I believe the folks behind LastPass have come up with a solution that is ideal for people who want great security with out a lot of complexity.
LastPass is entirely Web-based and works as a plug in for your browser. All of the current browsers, phone platforms and operating systems Windows, Mac & Linux are supported . Your information is saved directly to the Lastpass servers, and the plugin keeps the data synchronized between all of your devices. One of the key features that makes them so great is that they DO NOT know your passwords. They only keep the encrypted data on their end and all of the decryption is done inside the browser on your end. This means that if LastPass was compromised your passwords would still be safe. This level of security is achieved by setting up a “Master Password” that unlocks all of your other passwords. I suggest not just a normal password but instead use a password phrase such as a sentence. This master password is the key that will unlock all of your other passwords that are stored. But DO NOT lose or forget this as they do not keep the password on their servers.
Here is a short YouTube I put together showing LastPass in use.