Thursday

Using LastPass For Password Management

Password Management is just a fancy name for having something else remember a bunch of different usernames and passwords for you. You probably know that you are supposed to use complex passwords (i.e. not "password123"), and also that you should not re-use a password on different sites.

Of course, what we know and what we actually do are often different. LastPass is both a website and a browser add-on (a toolbar, in effect) that will both remember and fill in passwords for you, and also help you generate complex passwords for you to use.

All you need to remember is the master password that allows you to login to LastPass - and you want to make it something hard to guess, but easy for you to remember. The video below from Digitwirl is a nice overview, and shows some examples of using LastPast - which is available as both a free and paid product. You can get more information at Lastpass.com

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